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Bug 810034 (CVE-2021-38714) - media-libs/plib: integer overflow leading to code execution (CVE-2021-38714)
Summary: media-libs/plib: integer overflow leading to code execution (CVE-2021-38714)
Alias: CVE-2021-38714
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B2 [upstream]
Depends on:
Reported: 2021-08-24 16:42 UTC by John Helmert III
Modified: 2021-08-24 16:42 UTC (History)
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Description John Helmert III archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2021-08-24 16:42:06 UTC

In Plib through 1.85, there is an integer overflow vulnerability that could result in arbitrary code execution. The vulnerability is found in ssgLoadTGA() function in src/ssg/ssgLoadTGA.cxx file.

According to URL:

"PLIB has been obsolete and unmaintained for at LEAST 15 years!!

Good catch...but it's not ever getting fixed."

Quite problematic given it seems to have a few revdeps in Gentoo.