Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : gtk+2.0, gdk-pixbuf vulnerabilities (USN-216-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20634


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


Two integer overflows have been discovered in the XPM image loader of the GDK pixbuf library. By tricking an user into opening a specially crafted XPM image with any Gnome desktop application that uses this library, this could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2005-2976, CVE-2005-3186)

Additionally, specially crafted XPM images could cause an endless loop in the image loader, which could be exploited to cause applications trying to open that image to hang. (CVE-2005-2975).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20634

File Name: ubuntu_USN-216-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/01/15

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gtk2-engines-pixbuf, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gtk2.0-examples, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgdk-pixbuf-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgdk-pixbuf-gnome-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgdk-pixbuf-gnome2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgdk-pixbuf2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgtk2.0-0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgtk2.0-0-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgtk2.0-bin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgtk2.0-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgtk2.0-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgtk2.0-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgtk2.0-doc, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:4.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

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

USN: 216-1