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Fedora Core 2 2005-265: gdk-pixbuf Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the gdk-pixbuf package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2005-265 (gdk-pixbuf).
The gdk-pixbuf package contains an image loading library used with the
GNOME GUI desktop environment. The GdkPixBuf library provides image
loading facilities, the rendering of a GdkPixBuf into various formats
(drawables or GdkRGB buffers), and a cache interface.
David Costanzo found a bug in the way gdk-pixbuf processes BMP images.
It is possible that a specially crafted BMP image could cause a denial
of service attack in applications linked against gdk-pixbuf.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2005-0891 to this issue.
Solution : http://www.fedoranews.org/blog/index.php?p=552
Threat Level: High
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