#VU67590 Out-of-bounds write


Published: 2022-09-22

Vulnerability identifier: #VU67590

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-46822

CWE-ID: CWE-787

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
libjpeg-turbo
Client/Desktop applications / Multimedia software

Vendor: The libjpeg-turbo Project

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing images within the  get_word_rgb_row() function in rdppm.c. A remote attacker can pass a specially crafted file to the affected software, trigger an out-of-bounds write and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

libjpeg-turbo: 2.0.0 - 2.0.90


CPE

External links
http://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/221567
http://github.com/libjpeg-turbo/libjpeg-turbo/commit/f35fd27ec641c42d6b115bfa595e483ec58188d2


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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