CentOS 4 / 5 : gd (CESA-2008:0146)
High Nessus Plugin ID 31310
SynopsisThe remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected gd packages.