RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : libungif (RHSA-2005:828)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20145


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


Updated libungif packages that fix two security issues are now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The libungif package contains a shared library of functions for loading and saving GIF format image files.

Several bugs in the way libungif decodes GIF images were discovered.
An attacker could create a carefully crafted GIF image file in such a way that it could cause an application linked with libungif to crash or execute arbitrary code when the file is opened by a victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the names CVE-2005-2974 and CVE-2005-3350 to these issues.

All users of libungif are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches that resolve these issues.


Update the affected libungif, libungif-devel and / or libungif-progs packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20145

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-828.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/11/04

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libungif, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libungif-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libungif-progs, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1, 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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/11/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/11/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2974, CVE-2005-3350

BID: 15299, 15304

OSVDB: 20470, 20471

RHSA: 2005:828