Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : libgdiplus vulnerability (USN-993-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49762


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Stefan Cornelius discovered that libgdiplus incorrectly handled certain image files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted image file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

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.


Update the affected libgdiplus package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49762

File Name: ubuntu_USN-993-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/10/06

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgdiplus, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, 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: 2010/09/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1526

BID: 42602

OSVDB: 67373, 67374, 67375

USN: 993-1