Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : libwmf (MDKSA-2007:036)

high Nessus Plugin ID 24649


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


Buffer overflow in the gdImageStringFTEx function in gdft.c in the GD Graphics Library 2.0.33 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted string with a JIS encoded font.

Libwmf uses an embedded copy of the gd source and may also be affected by this issue.

Packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24649

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-036.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Published: 2/18/2007

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64wmf0.2_7, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64wmf0.2_7-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libwmf, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libwmf0.2_7, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libwmf0.2_7-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007

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

Patch Publication Date: 2/6/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0455

CWE: 119

MDKSA: 2007:036