Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : libgd2 vulnerability (USN-557-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29739

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

Mattias 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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Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/557-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29739

File Name: ubuntu_USN-557-1.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/19

Updated: 2019/01/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgd-tools, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgd2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgd2-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgd2-noxpm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgd2-noxpm-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgd2-xpm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgd2-xpm-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/12/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3996

BID: 25498

USN: 557-1

CWE: 189