Fedora 15 : gdk-pixbuf2-2.23.3-2.fc15 (2011-8672)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 55428


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


It was found that gdk-pixbuf GIF image loader gdk_pixbuf__gif_image_load() routine did not properly handle certain return values from their subroutines. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted GIF image, which once opened in an application, linked against gdk-pixbuf would lead to gdk-pixbuf to return partially initialized pixbuf structure, possibly having huge width and height, leading to that particular application termination due excessive memory use.

The CVE identifier of CVE-2011-2485 has been assigned to this issue.

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


Update the affected gdk-pixbuf2 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55428

File Name: fedora_2011-8672.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/06/27

Modified: 2016/05/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:gdk-pixbuf2, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:15

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/06/24

Reference Information

BID: 48425

FEDORA: 2011-8672