Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : gd (ELSA-2010-0003)

High Nessus Plugin ID 67980


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0003 :

Updated gd packages that fix a security issue 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 packages provide a graphics library used for the dynamic creation of images, such as PNG and JPEG.

A missing input sanitization flaw, leading to a buffer overflow, was discovered in the gd library. A specially crafted GD image file could cause an application using the gd library to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2009-3546)

Users of gd should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.


Update the affected gd packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 67980

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2010-0003.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2017/03/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:gd, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:gd-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:gd-progs, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3546

BID: 36712

OSVDB: 59071

RHSA: 2010:0003