gdk-pixbuf: Multiple Vulnerabilities — GLSA 201512-05

Multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities in gdk-pixbuf may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

x11-libs/gdk-pixbuf on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.32.1
Unaffected versions >= 2.32.1

Background

gdk-pixbuf is an image loading library for GTK+.

Description

Three heap-based buffer overflow vulnerabilities have been discovered in gdk-pixbuf. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted image file with an application linked against gdk-pixbuf, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All gdk-pixbuf users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/gdk-pixbuf-2.32.1"
 

Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying these packages.

References

Release Date
December 21, 2015

Latest Revision
December 21, 2015: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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