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Vulnerability Assessment Details

RHSA-2005-344: gtk

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the gtk packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Updated gtk2 packages that fix a double free vulnerability are now

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 BMP images. It is possible
that a specially crafted BMP image could cause a denial of service attack
on applications linked against gtk2. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project ( has assigned the name CVE-2005-0891 to
this issue.

Users of gtk2 are advised to upgrade to these packages, which contain
a backported patch and is not vulnerable to this issue.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 12950

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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