Scientific Linux Security Update : giflib on SL5.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60574


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Several flaws were discovered in the way giflib decodes GIF images. An attacker could create a carefully crafted GIF image that could cause an application using giflib to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code when opened by a victim. (CVE-2005-2974, CVE-2005-3350)

All running applications using giflib must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected giflib, giflib-devel and / or giflib-utils packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60574

File Name: sl_20090422_giflib_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/04/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2974, CVE-2005-3350