Scientific Linux Security Update : giflib on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Several flaws were discovered in the way giflib decodes GIF images. An
attacker could create a carefully crafted GIF image that could cause
an application using giflib to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary
code when opened by a victim. (CVE-2005-2974, CVE-2005-3350)

All running applications using giflib must be restarted for the update
to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?aa5c7aa5

Solution :

Update the affected giflib, giflib-devel and / or giflib-utils
packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60574 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2974
CVE-2005-3350