GNOME gdk-pixbuf up to 2.26.0 io-xbm.c read_bitmap_file_data numeric error

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in GNOME gdk-pixbuf up to 2.26.0. Affected by this vulnerability is the function read_bitmap_file_data of the file io-xbm.c of the component gdk-pixbuf. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a numeric error vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-189. As an impact it is known to affect availability. The summary by CVE is:

Multiple integer overflows in the read_bitmap_file_data function in io-xbm.c in gdk-pixbuf before 2.26.1 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a negative (1) height or (2) width in an XBM file, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.

The weakness was shared 08/13/2012 as confirmed git commit (GIT Repository). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2012-2370 since 04/19/2012. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 74686 (openSUSE Security Update : gdk-pixbuf (openSUSE-SU-2012:0897-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 120906 (Solaris 11 Support Repository Update (SRU) 10.5/10.5a Missing).

Upgrading to version 2.25.2 eliminates this vulnerability. Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at The best possible mitigation is suggested to be patching the affected component.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (75578) and Tenable (74686).






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Class: Numeric error
CWE: CWE-189

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 74686
Nessus Name: openSUSE Security Update : gdk-pixbuf (openSUSE-SU-2012:0897-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 881573
OpenVAS Name: CentOS Update for gtk2 CESA-2013:0135 centos5
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Upgrade: gdk-pixbuf 2.25.2


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Advisory: RHSA-2013:0135
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2012-2370 (🔍)

X-Force: 75578
Vulnerability Center: 36123 - GNOME gdk-pixbuf Before 2.26.1 Multiple Integer Overflows Allow Remote DoS Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 53548 - gdk-pixbuf 'read_bitmap_file_data()' Remote Integer Overflow Vulnerability
Secunia: 49125 - gdk-pixbuf "read_bitmap_file_data()" Integer Overflow Vulnerability, Moderately Critical


Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 12/07/2021 03:34 PM
Changes: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM (69), 04/16/2017 11:49 AM (13), 12/07/2021 03:28 PM (3), 12/07/2021 03:34 PM (1)
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