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RHSA-2005:811: gtk2 security update

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RHSA-2005:811: gtk2 security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
11/18/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/08/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

Updated gtk2 packages that fix two security issues are now available. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The gtk2 package contains the GIMP ToolKit (GTK+), a library for creating graphical user interfaces for the X Window System. A bug was found in the way gtk2 processes XPM images. An attacker could create a carefully crafted XPM file in such a way that it could cause an application linked with gtk2 to execute arbitrary code when the file was opened by a victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CVE-2005-3186 to this issue. Ludwig Nussel discovered an infinite-loop denial of service bug in the way gtk2 processes XPM images. An attacker could create a carefully crafted XPM file in such a way that it could cause an application linked with gtk2 to stop responding when the file was opened by a victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CVE-2005-2975 to this issue. Users of gtk2 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches and are not vulnerable to these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-gtk2
  • redhat-upgrade-gtk2-devel

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