Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : libgd2 vulnerability (USN-298-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Xavier Roche discovered that libgd's function for reading GIF image
data did not sufficiently verify its validity. Specially crafted GIF
images could cause an infinite loop which used up all available CPU
resources. Since libgd is often used in PHP and Perl web applications,
this could lead to a remote Denial of Service vulnerability.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.4

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27873 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2906