Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : libgd2 vulnerabilities (USN-3060-1)

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

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that the GD library incorrectly handled certain
malformed TGA images. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted TGA image, an attacker could cause a
denial of service. (CVE-2016-6132, CVE-2016-6214)

It was discovered that the GD library incorrectly handled memory when
using gdImageScale(). A remote attacker could possibly use this issue
to 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 libgd3 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.4
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 92869 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-6132

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