Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : libgd2 vulnerabilities (USN-854-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 42407

Synopsis

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

Description

Tomas Hoger discovered that the GD library did not properly handle the number of colors in certain malformed GD images. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted GD image, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2009-3546)

It was discovered that the GD library did not properly handle incorrect color indexes. An attacker could send specially crafted input to applications linked against libgd2 and cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 6.06 LTS. (CVE-2009-3293)

It was discovered that the GD library did not properly handle certain malformed GIF images. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted GIF image, an attacker could cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 6.06 LTS.
(CVE-2007-3475, CVE-2007-3476)

It was discovered that the GD library did not properly handle large angle degree values. An attacker could send specially crafted input to applications linked against libgd2 and cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 6.06 LTS. (CVE-2007-3477).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/854-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 42407

File Name: ubuntu_USN-854-1.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/11/06

Updated: 2018/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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: 2009/11/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3475, CVE-2007-3476, CVE-2007-3477, CVE-2009-3293, CVE-2009-3546

BID: 24651, 36712

USN: 854-1

CWE: 189, 399