Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Ubuntu Local Security Checks >> USN11-1 : libgd2 vulnerabilities


Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN11-1 : libgd2 vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
libgd2 vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- libgd-tools
- libgd2
- libgd2-dev
- libgd2-noxpm
- libgd2-noxpm-dev
- libgd2-xpm
- libgd2-xpm-dev


Description :

Several buffer overflows have been discovered in libgd's PNG handling
functions.

If a possible hacker tricked a user into loading a malicious PNG image, they
could leverage this into executing arbitrary code in the context of
the user opening image. Most importantly, this library is commonly
used in PHP. One possible target would be a PHP driven photo website
that lets users upload images. Therefore this vulnerability might lead
to privilege escalation to a web server's rights.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- libgd-tools-2.0.23-2ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libgd2-2.0.23-2ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libgd2-dev-2.0.23-2ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libgd2-noxpm-2.0.23-2ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libgd2-noxpm-dev-2.0.23-2ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libgd2-xpm-2.0.23-2ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libgd2-xpm-dev-2.0.23-2ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

Cables, Connectors

XYRATEX 92883-01 92939-02 63011-02 IBM / SUPER MICRO SERVER BACK PLANE
$139.99
XYRATEX 92883-01 92939-02 63011-02 IBM / SUPER MICRO SERVER BACK PLANE pictureHP GG795AA MediaSmart Server Micro Tower EX470
$29.95
HP GG795AA MediaSmart Server Micro Tower EX470 pictureSupermicro X10SLQ Micro ATX Server Motherboard w/ Intel Chipset & Socket H3
$175.07
Supermicro X10SLQ Micro ATX Server Motherboard w/ Intel Chipset & Socket H3 pictureLot of 2 - Sun Micro Server's PSU Power Supplies - PWS-651-1R - 650W |#
$21.87
Lot of 2 - Sun Micro Server's PSU Power Supplies - PWS-651-1R - 650W  |# picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.