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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 17679


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


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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 17679

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-344.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.21 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/04/02

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gtk2, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gtk2-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2005/04/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/03/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0891

OSVDB: 15174, 15175

RHSA: 2005:344

CWE: 119