Amazon Linux 2023 : gdk-pixbuf2, gdk-pixbuf2-devel, gdk-pixbuf2-modules (ALAS2023-2023-352)

high Nessus Plugin ID 181698


The remote Amazon Linux 2023 host is missing a security update.


It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS2023-2023-352 advisory.

- GNOME gdk-pixbuf 2.42.6 is vulnerable to a heap-buffer overflow vulnerability when decoding the lzw compressed stream of image data in GIF files with lzw minimum code size equals to 12. (CVE-2021-44648)

- GNOME GdkPixbuf (aka GDK-PixBuf) before 2.42.8 allows a heap-based buffer overflow when compositing or clearing frames in GIF files, as demonstrated by io-gif-animation.c composite_frame. This overflow is controllable and could be abused for code execution, especially on 32-bit systems. (CVE-2021-46829)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Run 'dnf update gdk-pixbuf2 --releasever 2023.2.20230920' to update your system.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 181698

File Name: al2023_ALAS2023-2023-352.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/20/2023

Updated: 9/21/2023

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-44648


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gdk-pixbuf2, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gdk-pixbuf2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gdk-pixbuf2-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gdk-pixbuf2-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gdk-pixbuf2-devel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gdk-pixbuf2-modules, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gdk-pixbuf2-modules-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gdk-pixbuf2-tests, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gdk-pixbuf2-tests-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2023

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/14/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/12/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-44648, CVE-2021-46829