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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3173-1 (libgtk2-perl - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

10.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

7 years ago

Modified

Modified

10 months ago

Summary

It was discovered that libgtk2-perl, a Perl interface to the 2.x series of the Gimp Toolkit library, incorrectly frees memory which GTK+ still holds onto and might access later, leading to denial of service (application crash) or, potentially, to arbitrary code execution.

Affected Software

Affected Software

libgtk2-perl on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2:1.244-1+deb7u1. For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2:1.2492-4. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2:1.2492-4. We recommend that you upgrade your libgtk2-perl packages.