Fedora 38 : gifsicle (2024-4672c1ff2d)

high Nessus Plugin ID 191461



The remote Fedora host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote Fedora 38 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the FEDORA-2024-4672c1ff2d advisory.

- gifsicle-1.94 was found to have a floating point exception (FPE) vulnerability via resize_stream at src/xform.c. (CVE-2023-46009)

- Gifsicle through 1.94, if deployed in a way that allows untrusted input to affect Gif_Realloc calls, might allow a denial of service (memory consumption). NOTE: this has been disputed by multiple parties because the Gifsicle code is not commonly used for unattended operation in which new input arrives for a long- running process, does not ship with functionality to link it into another application as a library, and does not have realistic use cases in which an adversary controls the entire command line. (CVE-2023-44821)

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


Update the affected gifsicle package.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 191461

File Name: fedora_2024-4672c1ff2d.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/1/2024

Updated: 3/1/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-46009


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/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: cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:38, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:gifsicle

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/21/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/9/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-44821, CVE-2023-46009