Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gd (MDKSA-2006:112)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21769


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


The LZW decoding in the gdImageCreateFromGifPtr function in the Thomas Boutell graphics draw (GD) library (aka libgd) 2.0.33 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via malformed GIF data that causes an infinite loop.

gd-2.0.15 in Corporate 3.0 is not affected by this issue.

Packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21769

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-112.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/06/28

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gd-utils, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gd2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gd2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gd2-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgd2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgd2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgd2-static-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/06/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2906

MDKSA: 2006:112