Oracle Linux 5 : giflib (ELSA-2009-0444)

High Nessus Plugin ID 67849


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


From 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.


Update the affected giflib packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 67849

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2009-0444.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

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:oracle:linux:giflib, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:giflib-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:giflib-utils, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/04/22

Reference Information

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

BID: 15299, 15304

RHSA: 2009:0444