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vulnerability bulletin CVE-2018-3977

Simple DirectMedia Layer: buffer overflow via do_layer_surface

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can generate a buffer overflow via do_layer_surface() of Simple DirectMedia Layer, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code.
Vulnerable software: Debian, Fedora, openSUSE Leap, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES.
Severity of this announce: 3/4.
Consequences of an intrusion: user access/rights, denial of service on service, denial of service on client.
Attacker's origin: document.
Creation date: 15/11/2018.
Références of this computer vulnerability: CVE-2018-3977, DLA-1861-1, DLA-1865-1, FEDORA-2018-70c2222171, FEDORA-2018-ae9027a506, FEDORA-2018-b38de02132, FEDORA-2018-e8d19367cb, openSUSE-SU-2018:3828-1, openSUSE-SU-2018:3896-1, openSUSE-SU-2018:3906-1, SUSE-SU-2018:3861-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-27793.

Description of the vulnerability

An attacker can generate a buffer overflow via do_layer_surface() of Simple DirectMedia Layer, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code.
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