Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : gd (ELSA-2008-0146)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0146 :

Updated gd packages that fix multiple security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

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.

Multiple issues were discovered in the gd GIF image-handling code. A
carefully-crafted GIF file could cause a crash or possibly execute
code with the privileges of the application using the gd library.
(CVE-2006-4484, CVE-2007-3475, CVE-2007-3476)

An integer overflow was discovered in the gdImageCreateTrueColor()
function, leading to incorrect memory allocations. A carefully crafted
image could cause a crash or possibly execute code with the privileges
of the application using the gd library. (CVE-2007-3472)

A buffer over-read flaw was discovered. This could cause a crash in an
application using the gd library to render certain strings using a
JIS-encoded font. (CVE-2007-0455)

A flaw was discovered in the gd PNG image handling code. A truncated
PNG image could cause an infinite loop in an application using the gd
library. (CVE-2007-2756)

A flaw was discovered in the gd X BitMap (XBM) image-handling code. A
malformed or truncated XBM image could cause a crash in an application
using the gd library. (CVE-2007-3473)

Users of gd should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches which resolve these issues.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-February/000530.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-February/000531.html

Solution :

Update the affected gd packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67657 ()

Bugtraq ID: 19582

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4484
CVE-2007-0455
CVE-2007-2756
CVE-2007-3472
CVE-2007-3473
CVE-2007-3475
CVE-2007-3476