Scientific Linux Security Update : gegl on SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 62898


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


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)


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 62898

File Name: sl_20121112_gegl_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/11/13

Modified: 2014/08/16

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: 2012/11/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4433