A vulnerability in the X3F parser in LibRaw could allow a local attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on a targeted system.
The vulnerability is due to an out-of-bounds read condition in the X3F property table list implementation in the libraw_x3f.cpp and libraw_cxx.cpp files of the affected software. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by executing a file that submits malicious input to a targeted system. A successful exploit could cause the affected software on the system to crash, resulting in a DoS condition.
LibRaw has confirmed the vulnerability and released software updates.
To exploit this vulnerability, the attacker must have user-level access to the targeted system. This access requirement could reduce the likelihood of a successful exploit.
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to access local systems.
Administrators are advised to allow only privileged users to access administration or management systems.
Administrators are advised to monitor critical systems.
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