Debian DLA-189-1 : libgd2 security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 82646
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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security 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.

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

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/04/msg00003.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze-lts/libgd2

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82646

File Name: debian_DLA-189.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/9/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgd-tools, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgd2-noxpm, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgd2-noxpm-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgd2-xpm, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgd2-xpm-dev, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/8/2015

Reference Information

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

BID: 66233, 73306