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[DSA337] DSA-337-1 gtksee Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Viliam Holub discovered a bug in gtksee whereby, when loading PNG
images of certain color depths, gtksee would overflow a heap-allocated
buffer. This vulnerability could be exploited by a possible hacker using a
carefully constructed PNG image to execute arbitrary code when the
victim loads the file in gtksee.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
Refer to Debian bug #76346.
We recommend that you update your gtksee package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-337
Threat Level: High
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