Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 / 16.04 LTS : libgd2 vulnerabilities (USN-2987-1)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that the GD library incorrectly handled certain
color tables in XPM images. If a user or automated system were tricked
into processing a specially crafted XPM image, an attacker could cause
a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-2497)

It was discovered that the GD library incorrectly handled certain
malformed GIF images. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted GIF image, an attacker could cause a
denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-9709)

It was discovered that the GD library incorrectly handled memory when
using gdImageFillToBorder(). A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-8874)

It was discovered that the GD library incorrectly handled memory when
using gdImageScaleTwoPass(). A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only applied to Ubuntu
14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 15.10 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2015-8877)

Hans Jerry Illikainen discovered that the GD library incorrectly
handled certain malformed GD images. If a user or automated system
were tricked into processing a specially crafted GD image, an attacker
could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2016-3074).

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 libgd2-noxpm, libgd2-xpm and / or libgd3 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 : 6.2
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 91423 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-2497
CVE-2014-9709
CVE-2015-8874
CVE-2015-8877
CVE-2016-3074

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