GTK+ and GdkPixbuf BMP denial of service

gtk-bmp-dos (17383) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

GTK+ is vulnerable to a denial of service attack. A remote attacker could create a specially-crafted BMP file, which would cause an application to enter an infinite loop, once victim opens the file.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

For Red Hat Linux containing the gtk2 package:
Upgrade to the latest gtk2 package, as listed below. Refer to RHSA-2004:466-12 for more information. See References.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3), ES (v. 3), WS (v. 3), Desktop: 2.2.4-8.1 or later

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1), ES (v. 2.1), WS (v. 2.1), Advanced Workstation (v.2.1): 2.2.4-8.1 or later

For Red Hat Linux containing the gdk-pixbuf package:
Upgrade to the latest gdk-pixbuf package, as listed below. Refer to RHSA-2004:447-17 for more information. See References.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3), ES (v. 3), WS (v. 3), Desktop: 0.22.0-11.2.2E or later

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1), ES (v. 2.1), WS (v. 2.1), Advanced Workstation (v.2.1): 0.22.0-11.2.2E or later

For Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (alias woody):
Upgrade to the latest gdk-pixbuf package (0.17.0-2woody2 or later), as listed in DSA-546-1. See References.

For Mandrake Linux:
Upgrade to the latest gdk-pixbuf/gtk+2 package, as listed below. Refer to MandrakeSoft Security Advisory MDKSA-2004:095-1 : gdk-pixbuf/gtk+2 for more information. See References.

Mandrake Linux 9.2: 0.22.0-2.2.92mdk or later
Mandrake Linux 10.0: 0.22.0-2.2.100mdk or later

For Gentoo Linux:
Upgrade to the latest version of GTK+ 2, and gdk-pixbuf, as listed in GLSA 200409-28. See References.

For Conectiva Linux:
Upgrade to the latest GTK+ 2, and gdk-pixbuf package, as listed below. Refer to Conectiva Linux Security Announcement CLSA-2004:875 for more information. See References.

Gdk-pixbuf:
Conectiva Linux 10: 0.22.0-49324U10_2cl or later
Conectiva Linux 9: 0.22.0-22265U90_2cl or later

GTK+ 2:
Conectiva Linux 10:2.4.1-60034U10_1cl or later
Conectiva Linux 9: 2.2.1-25016U90_2cl or later

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Conectiva Linux 10
  • Conectiva Linux 9.0
  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0
  • GdkPixbuf GdkPixbuf
  • Gentoo Linux
  • GTK GTK+ 2.4.4
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.0 AMD64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.2 AMD64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.2
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux LE2005
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux LE2005 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AW
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium

Reported:

Sep 15, 2004

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