View Full Version : USN-557-1: GD library vulnerability

December 19th, 2007, 03:40 AM
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================================================== ========= Ubuntu Security Notice USN-557-1 December 18, 2007 libgd2 vulnerability CVE-2007-3996 ================================================== ========= A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases: Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Ubuntu 6.10 Ubuntu 7.04 Ubuntu 7.10 This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu. The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 6.06 LTS: libgd2-noxpm 2.0.33-2ubuntu5.3 libgd2-xpm 2.0.33-2ubuntu5.3 Ubuntu 6.10: libgd2-noxpm 2.0.33-4ubuntu2.2 libgd2-xpm 2.0.33-4ubuntu2.2 Ubuntu 7.04: libgd2-noxpm 2.0.34~rc1-2ubuntu1.2 libgd2-xpm 2.0.34~rc1-2ubuntu1.2 Ubuntu 7.10: libgd2-noxpm 2.0.34-1ubuntu1.1 libgd2-xpm 2.0.34-1ubuntu1.1 In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes. Details follow: Mattias Bengtsson and Philip Olausson discovered that the GD library did not properly perform bounds checking when creating images. An attacker could send specially crafted input to applications linked against libgd2 and cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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