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Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2022 11:51:53 -0500
From: John Helmert III <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request: heap buffer overflow in gdk-pixbuf

On Sat, Jul 23, 2022 at 07:35:42PM +0700, Pedro Ribeiro wrote:
> Hi,
> A year ago I found and submitted a vulnerability to the gdk-pixbuf tracker:
> It's a heap buffer overflow using a crafted GIF, which is likely 
> exploitable in 32 bit systems. Full details are in the link above in the 
> bug tracker.
> This was patched and the fix was merged 8 months ago as seen here:
> The issue is now public, but since no CVE was attributed, it probably is 
> not being considered as a problem for downstream users of the package.
> As of today, the latest Debian stable package is affected by this 
> vulnerability. Using a GNOME file system browser and browsing to that 
> folder will cause a crash, as will opening it up in a GNOME image viewer 
> and even attempting to load it in Chromium (should have submitted to 
> them for a bounty :D).
> Hence I'd like to get a CVE to raise awareness for this issue, so that 
> downstream users of the package can get patched.
> Thanks and regards,
> Pedro Ribeiro

Hi, according to the oss-security Openwall wiki page [1], CVEs need to
be requested via MITRE's web form [2].

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