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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
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 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 (cve.mitre.org) 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 : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-344.html
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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