Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : libgd2 vulnerabilities (USN-3060-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92869
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libgd3 package.