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

Date 25 Feb 2015
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Posted By LinuxSecurity 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.
https://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
February 25, 2015                      https://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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