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Security update for imlib and related packages


(Last modified: 29MAY2002)

solutions Security update for imlib and related packages SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (cb3c4ff39ffb108139e373c18aad617e)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Database Server
SuSE Linux Admin-CD for Firewall
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
SuSE eMail Server III
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390
SuSE Firewall Adminhost VPN
SuSE Linux Connectivity Server

Package: imlib
Release: 20020529
Obsoletes: none


Use of programs needing libgdk_imlib.



Problem description

Fixed local/remote security bug. When handling images ImLib can fall back to NetPBM, that is known to be insecure. An attacker can construct an image in a malicious way to crash ImLib or even execute arbitrary commands. Additionally various errors in using malloc() are fixed.
This Update needed to be reissued because the dependency between libgdk_imlib and the modules it loads hadn't been made explicit, leading to possible failure to start programs using libgdk_imlib.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh imlib.rpm imlibdev.rpm imlib-devel.rpm

links to download packages

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Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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