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[GLSA-200511-03] giflib: Multiple vulnerabilities Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
giflib: Multiple vulnerabilities
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200511-03
(giflib: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Chris Evans and Daniel Eisenbud independently discovered two
out-of-bounds memory write operations and a NULL pointer dereference in
A possible hacker could craft a malicious GIF image and entice users to
load it using an application making use of the giflib library,
resulting in an application crash or potentially the execution of
There is no known workaround at this time.
All giflib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/giflib-4.1.4"
Threat Level: Medium
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