RHEL 4 / 5 : gd (RHSA-2008:0146)

High Nessus Plugin ID 31306

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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated gd packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The gd package contains a graphics library used for the dynamic creation of images such as PNG and JPEG.

Multiple issues were discovered in the gd GIF image-handling code. A carefully-crafted GIF file could cause a crash or possibly execute code with the privileges of the application using the gd library.
(CVE-2006-4484, CVE-2007-3475, CVE-2007-3476)

An integer overflow was discovered in the gdImageCreateTrueColor() function, leading to incorrect memory allocations. A carefully crafted image could cause a crash or possibly execute code with the privileges of the application using the gd library. (CVE-2007-3472)

A buffer over-read flaw was discovered. This could cause a crash in an application using the gd library to render certain strings using a JIS-encoded font. (CVE-2007-0455)

A flaw was discovered in the gd PNG image handling code. A truncated PNG image could cause an infinite loop in an application using the gd library. (CVE-2007-2756)

A flaw was discovered in the gd X BitMap (XBM) image-handling code. A malformed or truncated XBM image could cause a crash in an application using the gd library. (CVE-2007-3473)

Users of gd should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches which resolve these issues.


Update the affected gd, gd-devel and / or gd-progs packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 31306

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0146.nasl

Version: 1.26

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/02/28

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gd, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gd-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gd-progs, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/02/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/08/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4484, CVE-2007-0455, CVE-2007-2756, CVE-2007-3472, CVE-2007-3473, CVE-2007-3475, CVE-2007-3476

BID: 19582, 24089, 24651

RHSA: 2008:0146

CWE: 119, 189