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Security update for gdk-pixbuf


(Last modified: 17SEP2004)

solutions Security update for gdk-pixbuf SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (d4c218b07f2ba5480d160398f502100d)

Applies to

Package: gdk-pixbuf
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
Patch: patch-9368
Release: 20040917
Obsoletes: none


Anyone using Gnome and its applications should 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.
This update fixes a bug in earlier update packages for the same problem.


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 -Fvh gdk-pixbuf.rpm gdk-pixbuf-devel.rpm gdk-pixbuf-gnome.rpm

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