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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

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

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