Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : libgd2 vulnerability (USN-3410-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102975
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libgd-tools and / or libgd3 packages.