RHEL 6 : gegl (RHSA-2012:1455)

High Nessus Plugin ID 62897


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


Updated gegl packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

GEGL (Generic Graphics Library) is a graph-based image processing framework.

An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in the way the gegl utility processed .ppm (Portable Pixel Map) image files. An attacker could create a specially crafted .ppm file that, when opened in gegl, would cause gegl to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-4433)

This issue was discovered by Murray McAllister of the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Users of gegl should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected gegl, gegl-debuginfo and / or gegl-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 62897

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2012-1455.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/11/13

Modified: 2017/01/05

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:gegl, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gegl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gegl-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.3

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: 2012/11/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4433

BID: 56404

OSVDB: 87147

RHSA: 2012:1455