Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : libgd2 vulnerabilities (USN-3213-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 97468
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

Stefan Esser discovered that the GD library incorrectly handled memory when processing certain images. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted image, an attacker could cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-10166)

It was discovered that the GD library incorrectly handled certain malformed images. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted image, an attacker could cause a denial of service. (CVE-2016-10167)

It was discovered that the GD library incorrectly handled certain malformed images. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted image, an attacker could cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-10168)

Ibrahim El-Sayed 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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-6906)

Ibrahim El-Sayed discovered that the GD library incorrectly handled certain malformed WebP images. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted WebP image, an attacker could cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-6912)

It was discovered that the GD library incorrectly handled creating oversized images. If a user or automated system were tricked into creating a specially crafted image, an attacker could cause a denial of service. (CVE-2016-9317)

It was discovered that the GD library incorrectly handled filling certain images. If a user or automated system were tricked into filling an image, an attacker could cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2016-9933).

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.

Solution

Update the affected libgd2-noxpm, libgd2-xpm and / or libgd3 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3213-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 97468

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3213-1.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/1/2017

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgd2-noxpm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgd2-xpm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgd3, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/28/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/4/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10166, CVE-2016-10167, CVE-2016-10168, CVE-2016-6906, CVE-2016-6912, CVE-2016-9317, CVE-2016-9933

USN: 3213-1