RHEL 6 / 7 : gdk-pixbuf2 (RHSA-2015:1694)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85717


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


Updated gdk-pixbuf2 packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.

Red Hat Product Security 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.

gdk-pixbuf is an image loading library that can be extended by loadable modules for new image formats. It is used by toolkits such as GTK+ or clutter.

An integer overflow, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in the way gdk-pixbuf, an image loading library for GNOME, scaled certain bitmap format images. An attacker could use a specially crafted BMP image file that, when processed by an application compiled against the gdk-pixbuf library, would cause that application to crash or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application. (CVE-2015-4491)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Gustavo Grieco as the original reporter.

All gdk-pixbuf2 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected gdk-pixbuf2, gdk-pixbuf2-debuginfo and / or gdk-pixbuf2-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85717

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2015-1694.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/09/01

Modified: 2017/01/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gdk-pixbuf2, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gdk-pixbuf2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gdk-pixbuf2-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.1

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: 2015/08/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4491

OSVDB: 126022

RHSA: 2015:1694