Ubuntu 4.10 : libgd2 vulnerabilities (USN-11-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 20496
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionSeveral buffer overflows have been discovered in libgd's PNG handling functions.
If an attacker tricked a user into loading a malicious PNG image, they could leverage this into executing arbitrary code in the context of the user opening image. Most importantly, this library is commonly used in PHP. One possible target would be a PHP driven photo website that lets users upload images. Therefore this vulnerability might lead to privilege escalation to a web server's privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.