RHEL 3 / 4 : libgsf (RHSA-2007:0011)

High Nessus Plugin ID 24211


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


Updated libgsf packages that fix a buffer overflow flaw are now available.

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

The GNOME Structured File Library is a utility library for reading and writing structured file formats.

A heap based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way GNOME Structured File Library processes and certain OLE documents. If an person opened a specially crafted OLE file, it could cause the client application to crash or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2006-4514)

Users of GNOME Structured File Library should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch that resolves this issue.


Update the affected libgsf and / or libgsf-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24211

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0011.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/01/17

Modified: 2016/12/29

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:libgsf, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libgsf-devel, 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: 2007/01/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/11/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4514

BID: 21358

OSVDB: 31702

RHSA: 2007:0011