Debian DSA-3215-1 : libgd2 - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82623

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in libgd2, a graphics library :

- CVE-2014-2497 The gdImageCreateFromXpm() function would try to dereference a NULL pointer when reading an XPM file with a special color table. This could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via crafted XPM files.

- CVE-2014-9709 Importing an invalid GIF file using the gdImageCreateFromGif() function would cause a read buffer overflow that could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via crafted GIF files.

Solution

Upgrade the libgd2 packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 2.0.36~rc1~dfsg-6.1+deb7u1.

For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 2.1.0-5.

See Also

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=744719

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2014-2497

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2014-9709

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/libgd2

https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3215

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82623

File Name: debian_DSA-3215.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/04/08

Updated: 2018/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgd2, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/04/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2497, CVE-2014-9709

BID: 66233, 73306

DSA: 3215