USN-2987-1: GD library vulnerabilities

31 May 2016

The GD library could be made to crash or run programs if it processed a specially crafted image file.

Releases

Packages

  • libgd2 - GD Graphics Library

Details

It was discovered that the GD library incorrectly handled certain color
tables in XPM images. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted XPM image, an attacker could cause a denial
of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
(CVE-2014-2497)

It was discovered that the GD library incorrectly handled certain malformed
GIF images. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a
specially crafted GIF image, an attacker could cause a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
(CVE-2014-9709)

It was discovered that the GD library incorrectly handled memory when using
gdImageFillToBorder(). A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-8874)

It was discovered that the GD library incorrectly handled memory when using
gdImageScaleTwoPass(). A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
cause a denial of service. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS,
Ubuntu 15.10 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2015-8877)

Hans Jerry Illikainen discovered that the GD library incorrectly handled
certain malformed GD images. If a user or automated system were tricked
into processing a specially crafted GD image, an attacker could cause a
denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-3074)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 15.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.