RHEL 4 : gd (RHSA-2006:0194)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated gd packages that fix several buffer overflow flaws are now
available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The gd package contains a graphics library used for the dynamic
creation of images such as PNG and JPEG.

Several buffer overflow flaws were found in the way gd allocates
memory. An attacker could create a carefully crafted image that could
execute arbitrary code if opened by a victim using a program linked
against the gd library. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the name CVE-2004-0941 to these
issues.

Users of gd should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch and is not vulnerable to these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0941.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0194.html

Solution :

Update the affected gd, gd-devel and / or gd-progs packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20856 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0941