GLSA-200411-08 : GD: Integer overflow

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 15619


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-08 (GD: Integer overflow)

infamous41md found an integer overflow in the memory allocation procedure of the GD routine that handles loading PNG image files.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to load a carefully crafted PNG image file in a GD-powered application, or send a PNG image to a web application which uses GD PNG decoding functions. This could potentially lead to execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the program loading the image.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All GD users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/gd-2.0.32'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 15619

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200411-08.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/11/04

Modified: 2016/04/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 9.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:ND/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:gd, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2004/11/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/10/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0990

OSVDB: 11190

GLSA: 200411-08