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

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

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 : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29739 ()

Bugtraq ID: 25498

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3996