Fedora Core 3 : gd-2.0.28-1.30.1 (2004-412)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 15733


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


Several buffer overflows were reported in various memory allocation calls. An attacker could create a carefully crafted image file in such a way that it could cause ImageMagick to execute arbitrary code when processing the image. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0990 to these issues.

Whilst researching the fixes to these overflows, additional buffer overflows were discovered in calls to gdMalloc. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0941 to these issues.

Users of gd should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported security patch, and are not vulnerable to these issues.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 15733

File Name: fedora_2004-412.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/11/17

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:gd, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:gd-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:gd-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:gd-progs, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/11/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0990

FEDORA: 2004-412