GLSA-201512-05 : gdk-pixbuf: Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87546


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201512-05 (gdk-pixbuf: Multiple Vulnerabilities)

Three heap-based buffer overflow vulnerabilities have been discovered in gdk-pixbuf. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted image file with an application linked against gdk-pixbuf, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All gdk-pixbuf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/gdk-pixbuf-2.32.1' Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying these packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87546

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201512-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/12/22

Modified: 2015/12/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:gdk-pixbuf, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2015/12/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4491, CVE-2015-7673, CVE-2015-7674

GLSA: 201512-05