DescriptionAn exploitable code execution vulnerability exists in the XPM image rendering functionality of SDL2_image 2.0.4. A specially crafted XPM image can cause an integer overflow, allocating too small of a buffer. This buffer can then be written out of bounds resulting in a heap overflow, ultimately ending in code execution. An attacker can display a specially crafted image to trigger this vulnerability.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libsdl2-image (PTS)buster2.0.4+dfsg1-1+deb10u1vulnerable
bookworm, sid2.6.2+dfsg-2fixed
sdl-image1.2 (PTS)buster1.2.12-10+deb10u1vulnerable
bookworm, sid1.2.12-13fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[buster] - libsdl2-image <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - libsdl2-image <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - libsdl2-image <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[buster] - sdl-image1.2 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - sdl-image1.2 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - sdl-image1.2 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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