RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : gdk-pixbuf (RHSA-2005:343)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated gdk-pixbuf 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 gdk-pixbuf package contains an image loading library used with the
GNOME GUI desktop environment.

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

Users of gdk-pixbuf 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-2005-343.html

Solution :

Update the affected gdk-pixbuf, gdk-pixbuf-devel and / or
gdk-pixbuf-gnome 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: 17980 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0891