Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : libungif4 vulnerabilities (USN-214-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Chris Evans discovered several buffer overflows in the libungif
library. By tricking an user (or automated system) into processing a
specially crafted GIF image, this could be exploited to execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the application using libungif.

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 libungif-bin, libungif4-dev and / or libungif4g

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20632 ()

Bugtraq ID: 15299

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2974

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