GNU LibreDWG Multiple Security Vulnerabilities

Risk

Medium

Date Discovered

December 24, 2019

Description

GNU LibreDWG is prone to multiple security vulnerabilities. Attackers can exploit these issues to cause denial-of-service conditions. Due to the nature of these issues, code execution may be possible but this has not been confirmed. Versions prior to GNU LibreDWG 0.9.3 are vulnerable.

Technologies Affected

  • GNU LibreDWG 0.7
  • GNU LibreDWG 0.8
  • GNU LibreDWG 0.9
  • GNU LibreDWG 0.9.1
  • GNU LibreDWG 0.9.2

Recommendations

Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.
If global access isn't needed, filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of exploits.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy a NID between the network perimeter and the affected application. Flag on all requests that appear to be anomalous. Audit logs regularly for evidence of attacks.

Implement multiple redundant layers of security.
Since some of these issues may be leveraged to execute code, we recommend memory-protection schemes, such as nonexecutable stack/heap configurations and randomly mapped memory segments. This tactic may complicate exploits of memory-corruption vulnerabilities.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.

References

Credits

Linhlhq from Infiniti Team, VinCSS (a member of Vingroup).


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