GLSA 200708-05 GD: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 08/10/2007 01:45 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - GD: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200708-05
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: GD: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: August 09, 2007
Bugs: #179154
ID: 200708-05

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in GD, allowing for the
execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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GD is a graphic library for fast image creation.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-libs/gd lt; 2.0.35 gt;= 2.0.35

Description
===========

Xavier Roche discovered an infinite loop in the gdPngReadData()
function when processing a truncated PNG file (CVE-2007-2756). An
integer overflow has been discovered in the gdImageCreateTrueColor()
function (CVE-2007-3472). An error has been discovered in the function
gdImageCreateXbm() function (CVE-2007-3473). Unspecified
vulnerabilities have been discovered in the GIF reader (CVE-2007-3474).
An error has been discovered when processing a GIF image that has no
global color map (CVE-2007-3475). An array index error has been
discovered in the file gd_gif_in.c when processing images with an
invalid color index (CVE-2007-3476). An error has been discovered in
the imagearc() and imagefilledarc() functions when processing overly
large angle values (CVE-2007-3477). A race condition has been
discovered in the gdImageStringFTEx() function (CVE-2007-3478).

Impact
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A remote attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities to cause a
Denial of Service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running GD.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All GD users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-libs/gd-2.0.35"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-2756
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2756
[ 2 ] CVE-2007-3472
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3472
[ 3 ] CVE-2007-3473
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3473
[ 4 ] CVE-2007-3474
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3474
[ 5 ] CVE-2007-3475
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3475
[ 6 ] CVE-2007-3476
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3476
[ 7 ] CVE-2007-3477
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3477
[ 8 ] CVE-2007-3478
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3478

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200708-05.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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