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431518: CVE-2008-0553 tk: GIF handling buffer overflow

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Stack-based buffer overflow in the ReadImage function in tkImgGIF.c in Tk (Tcl/Tk) before 8.5.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted GIF image, a similar issue to CVE-2006-4484.

Find out more about CVE-2008-0553 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (tk) RHSA-2008:0135 2008-02-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (tcltk) RHSA-2008:0134 2008-02-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (tk) RHSA-2008:0136 2008-02-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 (tcltk) RHSA-2008:0134 2008-02-21

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