Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : libgd2 vulnerability (USN-3410-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102975


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


It was discovered that the GD Graphics Library (aka libgd) incorrectly handled certain malformed PNG images. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the GD Graphics Library to crash, resulting in 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.


Update the affected libgd-tools and / or libgd3 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102975

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3410-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/09/06

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgd-tools, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgd3, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6362

OSVDB: 153073

USN: 3410-1