Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1248-1] libgd2 security update)

Published: 2018-01-21 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
libgd2 on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this issue has been fixed in libgd2 version 2.0.36~rc1~dfsg-6.1+deb7u11. We recommend that you upgrade your libgd2 Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
It was discovered that there was a denial-of-service attack in the libgd2 image library. A corrupt file could have exploited a signedness confusion leading to an infinite loop.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-5711

CVE Analysis

https://www.mageni.net/cve/CVE-2018-5711

References:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/01/msg00022.html

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
4.3
Published
2018-01-21
Modified
2019-03-18
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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