1.44.1. RHBA-2011:0398: giflib bug fix update
Updated giflib packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The giflib packages contain a shared library of functions for loading and saving GIF image files. This library is API and ABI compatible with libungif, the library that supported uncompressed GIF image files while the Unisys LZW patent was in effect.
* Prior to this update, an attempt to use the giftext utility on a GIF file that does not store a global color map caused it to terminate unexpectedly with a segmentation fault. This update applies an upstream patch that resolves this issue, and giftext no longer crashes. (BZ#249555
All users of giflib are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.