Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : libgd2 vulnerabilities (USN-3900-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 122533
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that GD incorrectly handled memory when processing certain images. A remote attacker could use this issue with a specially crafted image file to cause GD 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.