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gtksee - buffer overflow

Debian Security Advisory

DSA-337-1 gtksee -- buffer overflow

Date Reported:
29 Jun 2003
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CAN-2003-0444.
More information:

Viliam Holub discovered a bug in gtksee whereby, when loading PNG images of certain color depths, gtksee would overflow a heap-allocated buffer. This vulnerability could be exploited by an attacker using a carefully constructed PNG image to execute arbitrary code when the victim loads the file in gtksee.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 0.5.0-6.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon. Refer to Debian bug #76346.

We recommend that you update your gtksee package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Motorola 680x0:
Big endian MIPS:
Little endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.

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