RHEL 3 / 4 : gtk2 (RHSA-2005:344)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated gtk2 packages that fix a double free vulnerability are now
available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The gtk2 package contains the GIMP ToolKit (GTK+), a library for
creating graphical user interfaces for the X Window System.

A bug was found in the way gtk2 processes BMP images. It is possible
that a specially crafted BMP image could cause a denial of service
attack on applications linked against gtk2. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CVE-2005-0891 to this issue.

Users of gtk2 are advised to upgrade to these packages, which contain
a backported patch and is not vulnerable to this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0891.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-344.html

Solution :

Update the affected gtk2 and / or gtk2-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17679 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0891