Debian: DSA-3173-1: libgtk2-perl security update

    Date25 Feb 2015
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    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.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3173-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
    February 25, 2015                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libgtk2-perl
    
    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.
    
    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.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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