Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : libgd2 vulnerability (USN-557-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Mattias Bengtsson and Philip Olausson discovered that the GD library
did not properly perform bounds checking when creating images. An
attacker could send specially crafted input to applications linked
against libgd2 and cause a denial of service or possibly execute
arbitrary code.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29739 ()

Bugtraq ID: 25498

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3996