RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : gdk-pixbuf (RHSA-2005:810)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated gdk-pixbuf packages that fix several security issues 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 XPM images. An
attacker could create a carefully crafted XPM file in such a way that
it could cause an application linked with gdk-pixbuf to execute
arbitrary code when the file was opened by a victim. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name
CVE-2005-3186 to this issue.

Ludwig Nussel discovered an integer overflow bug in the way gdk-pixbuf
processes XPM images. An attacker could create a carefully crafted XPM
file in such a way that it could cause an application linked with
gdk-pixbuf to execute arbitrary code or crash when the file was opened
by a victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has
assigned the name CVE-2005-2976 to this issue.

Ludwig Nussel also discovered an infinite-loop denial of service bug
in the way gdk-pixbuf processes XPM images. An attacker could create a
carefully crafted XPM file in such a way that it could cause an
application linked with gdk-pixbuf to stop responding when the file
was opened by a victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project has assigned the name CVE-2005-2975 to this issue.

Users of gdk-pixbuf are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches and are not vulnerable to these
issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-2975.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-2976.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-3186.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-810.html

Solution :

Update the affected gdk-pixbuf, gdk-pixbuf-devel and / or
gdk-pixbuf-gnome packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20237 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2975
CVE-2005-2976
CVE-2005-3186