GD Graphics Library gdMalloc buffer overflow

gd-graphics-gdmalloc-bo (18048) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

GD Graphics Library (gd) is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking when the gdMalloc function is called. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with privileges of GD Graphics Library.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

For Trustix Secure Linux:
Upgrade to the latest gd package, as listed below. Refer to Trustix Secure Linux Security Advisory #2004-0058 for more information. See References.

Trustix Secure Linux 2.2: 2.0.33-3tr or later

For Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (alias woody):
Upgrade to the latest libgd package (1.8.4-17.woody4 or later), as listed in DSA-601-1. See References.

For Ubuntu Linux:
Upgrade to the latest libgd1-noxpm or gd1-xpm package (1.8.4-36ubuntu0.2 or later), as listed in USN-33-1 November 29, 2004. See References.

For Red Hat Linux:
Refer to RHSA-2006:0194-4 or RHSA-2004:638-14 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Boutell GD Graphics Library 2.x
  • Canonical Ubuntu 4.10
  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.0 AMD64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.2 AMD64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.2
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux LE2005 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux LE2005
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Multi Network Firewall 2.0
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AW
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • Trustix Secure Linux 2.2
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 Desktop
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 F...
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 Server
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 Server x64 Ed
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux FUJI
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Home
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Appliance Server 2.0

Reported:

Nov 12, 2004

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