Vulnerability Note VU#825374
GdkPixbuf BMP parser may enter an infinite loop
A vulnerability exists in the BMP handling of GdkPixbuf. This vulnerability can lead to a denial-of-service condition.
GdkPixbuf is a library used by GTK+ 2 for loading and rendering images. GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. It is used by the Gnome desktop and other applications. GdkPixbuf contains a heap overflow vulnerability in the DoCompressed() function of the BMP loading routine.
By convincing the user to open a specially crafted BMP file, an attacker could cause a denial of service by crashing the application that uses GdkPixbuf.
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For vendor-specific information regarding vulnerable status and patch availability, please see the vendor section of this document.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Debian||Affected||17 Sep 2004||20 Sep 2004|
|SuSE Inc.||Affected||17 Sep 2004||20 Sep 2004|
|Apple Computer Inc.||Not Affected||17 Sep 2004||31 Jan 2005|
|Hitachi||Not Affected||17 Sep 2004||28 Sep 2004|
|BSDI||Unknown||17 Sep 2004||20 Sep 2004|
|Conectiva||Unknown||17 Sep 2004||20 Sep 2004|
|Cray Inc.||Unknown||17 Sep 2004||20 Sep 2004|
|EMC Corporation||Unknown||17 Sep 2004||20 Sep 2004|
|Engarde||Unknown||17 Sep 2004||20 Sep 2004|
|FreeBSD||Unknown||17 Sep 2004||20 Sep 2004|
|Fujitsu||Unknown||17 Sep 2004||20 Sep 2004|
|Hewlett-Packard Company||Unknown||17 Sep 2004||20 Sep 2004|
|IBM||Unknown||17 Sep 2004||20 Sep 2004|
|IBM-zSeries||Unknown||17 Sep 2004||20 Sep 2004|
|IBM eServer||Unknown||17 Sep 2004||20 Sep 2004|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This vulnerability was reported by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
- CVE IDs: CAN-2004-0753
- Date Public: 15 Sep 2004
- Date First Published: 01 Oct 2004
- Date Last Updated: 02 Nov 2004
- Severity Metric: 1.77
- Document Revision: 11
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