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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2005-2975

Original release date: 11/18/2005
Last revised: 06/20/2011


io-xpm.c in the gdk-pixbuf XPM image rendering library in GTK+ before 2.8.7 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a crafted XPM image with a large number of colors.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.8 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17592
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FLSA:173274
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17791
Type: Advisory
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2005:214
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9697
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2005:811
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1015216
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17591
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17594
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17710
Type: Advisory
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-913
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2005-2433
Type: Advisory
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200511-14
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-216-1
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2005:065
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17615
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17770
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17657
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17562
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17522
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2005-229.pdf
External Source: BID
Name: 15429
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-911
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2005:810
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17588
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17538
Type: Advisory

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9697
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)