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Security update for GTK


(Last modified: 13SEP2004)

solutions Security update for GTK SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (a88bd86017430297e8ec94b3b6fc08c0)

Applies to

Package: gtk2
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-9356
Release: 20040913
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should install this update.



Problem description

Three security vulnerabilities have been found in the loader for XPM images of the GTK library. These issues are:
  • Potential heap overflow in pixbuf_create_from_xpm(). (CAN-2004-0782)
  • Potential stack overflow in xpm_extract_color(). (CAN-2004-0783)
  • Potential integer overflow in the ICO icon format loader. (CAN-2004-0788)
Depending on the actual application calling the affected library functions, these bugs may be locally or remotely exploitable.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as RPM packages that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh gtk2.rpm gdk-pixbuf.rpm gtk2-devel.rpm gdk-pixbuf-devel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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