GLSA-201206-20 : gdk-pixbuf: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59673

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VPR Score: 4.4


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201206-20 (gdk-pixbuf: Denial of Service)

Two vulnerabilities have been found in gdk-pixbuf:
The 'gdk_pixbuf__gif_image_load()' function in io-gif.c fails to properly handle certain return values from subroutines (CVE-2011-2485).
The 'read_bitmap_file_data()' function in io-xbm.c contains an integer overflow error (CVE-2012-2370).
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted image in an application linked against gdk-pixbuf, possibly resulting in Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All gdk-pixbuf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/gdk-pixbuf-2.24.1-r1' Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59673

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201206-20.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Published: 2012/06/25

Updated: 2020/09/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:gdk-pixbuf, 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: 2012/06/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2485, CVE-2012-2370

BID: 48425, 53548

GLSA: 201206-20