Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : libgd2 vulnerability (USN-557-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29739
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionMattias Bengtsson and Philip Olausson discovered that the GD library did not properly perform bounds checking when creating images. An attacker could send specially crafted input to applications linked against libgd2 and cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.