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[DSA1256] DSA-1256-1 gtk+2.0 Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
It was discovered that the image loading code in the GTK+ graphical user
interface library performs insufficient error handling when loading
malformed images, which may lead to denial of service.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.6.4-3.2. This update lacks builds for the Motorola 680x0
architecture, which had build problems. Packages will be released once
this problem has been resolved.
For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) this problem has been
fixed in version 2.8.20-5.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your GTK packages.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1256
Threat Level: High
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