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RHSA-2004:102: Updated gdk-pixbuf packages fix denial of service vulnerability

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RHSA-2004:102: Updated gdk-pixbuf packages fix denial of service vulnerability

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
04/15/2004
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Updated gdk-pixbuf packages that fix a denial of service vulnerability that could affect applications such as Evolution are now available.

The gdk-pixbuf package contains an image loading library used with the GNOME GUI desktop environment. In Red Hat Linux 9 this library is used by applications, such as Evolution, to load images. Thomas Kristensen discovered a bitmap file that would cause the Evolution mail reader to crash. This issue was caused by a flaw that affects versions of the gdk-pixbuf package prior to 0.20. To exploit this flaw, a remote attacker could send (via email) a carefully-crafted BMP file, which would cause Evolution to crash. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0111 to this issue. Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages containing gdk-pixbuf version 0.22, which is not vulnerable to this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-gdk-pixbuf
  • redhat-upgrade-gdk-pixbuf-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-gdk-pixbuf-gnome

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