Oracle Linux 5 : giflib (ELSA-2009-0444)
High Nessus Plugin ID 67849
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:0444 :
Updated giflib packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
The giflib packages contain a shared library of functions for loading and saving GIF image files. This library is API and ABI compatible with libungif, the library that supported uncompressed GIF image files while the Unisys LZW patent was in effect.
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 users of giflib are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues. All running applications using giflib must be restarted for the update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected giflib packages.