GLSA-200511-14 : GTK+ 2, GdkPixbuf: Multiple XPM decoding vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 20235


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200511-14 (GTK+ 2, GdkPixbuf: Multiple XPM decoding vulnerabilities)

iDEFENSE reported a possible heap overflow in the XPM loader (CVE-2005-3186). Upon further inspection, Ludwig Nussel discovered two additional issues in the XPM processing functions : an integer overflow (CVE-2005-2976) that affects only gdk-pixbuf, and an infinite loop (CVE-2005-2975).
Impact :

Using a specially crafted XPM image an attacker could cause an affected application to enter an infinite loop or trigger the overflows, potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All GTK+ 2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose x11-libs/gtk+ All GdkPixbuf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/gdk-pixbuf-0.22.0-r5'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20235

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200511-14.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/11/21

Modified: 2017/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:gdk-pixbuf, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:gtk+, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/11/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/11/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2975, CVE-2005-2976, CVE-2005-3186

OSVDB: 20840, 20841, 20842

GLSA: 200511-14