Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : libgd2 vulnerabilities (USN-3060-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92869


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


It was discovered that the GD library incorrectly handled certain malformed TGA images. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted TGA image, an attacker could cause a denial of service. (CVE-2016-6132, CVE-2016-6214)

It was discovered that the GD library incorrectly handled memory when using gdImageScale(). A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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 libgd3 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92869

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3060-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/08/11

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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


Base Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgd3, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/08/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6132, CVE-2016-6207, CVE-2016-6214

OSVDB: 139004, 139194, 140390, 140766, 140777, 141222, 141502, 141675

USN: 3060-1