gdk-pixbuf: Denial of Service
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 201206-20 / gdk-pixbuf
||June 23, 2012
||June 23, 2012: 1
All supported architectures
Multiple vulnerabilities in gdk-pixbuf may create a Denial of
gdk-pixbuf is an image loading library for GTK+.
Two vulnerabilities have been found in gdk-pixbuf:
- The "gdk_pixbuf__gif_image_load()" function in io-gif.c fails to
properly handle certain return values from subroutines (CVE-2011-2485).
- The "read_bitmap_file_data()" function in io-xbm.c contains an
integer overflow error (CVE-2012-2370).
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted image
in an application linked against gdk-pixbuf, possibly resulting in Denial
There is no known workaround at this time.
All gdk-pixbuf users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/gdk-pixbuf-2.24.1-r1"
Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools
such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.