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Vulnerability of 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.
Severity of this announce: 3/4.
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, USN-4238-1, 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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This threat impacts software or systems such as Debian, Fedora, openSUSE Leap, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Ubuntu.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer threat is important.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of document.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this cybersecurity bulletin.

Solutions for this threat

Debian 8: new libsdl2-image packages.
New packages are available:
  Debian 8: libsdl2-image 2.0.0+dfsg-3+deb8u2

Debian 9: new sdl-image1.2 packages.
New packages are available:
  Debian 9: sdl-image1.2 1.2.12-5+deb9u2

Fedora: new mingw-SDL2_image packages.
New packages are available:
  Fedora 28: mingw-SDL2_image 2.0.4-1.fc28
  Fedora 29: mingw-SDL2_image 2.0.4-1.fc29

Fedora: new SDL2_image packages.
New packages are available:
  Fedora 28: SDL2_image 2.0.4-1.fc28
  Fedora 29: SDL2_image 2.0.4-1.fc29

openSUSE Leap 15.0: new SDL2_image packages.
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 15.0: SDL2_image 2.0.4-lp150.2.3.1

openSUSE Leap 42.3: new SDL2_image packages.
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 42.3: SDL2_image 2.0.4-13.13.1

SUSE LE 11 SP4: new SDL_image packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 11 SP4: SDL_image 1.2.6-84.46.1

SUSE LE 15: new libSDL2_image packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 15 RTM: libSDL2_image 2_0-0-2.0.4-bp150.3.3.1

Ubuntu: new libsdl-image1.2 packages.
New packages are available:
  Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: libsdl-image1.2 1.2.12-8ubuntu0.1
  Ubuntu 16.04 LTS: libsdl-image1.2 1.2.12-5+deb9u1ubuntu0.16.04.1
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