Improper input validation in gd (Alpine package)



Published: 2016-05-23
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2016-10167
CWE-ID CWE-20
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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gd (Alpine package)
Operating systems & Components / Operating system package or component

Vendor Alpine Linux Development Team

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Improper input validation

EUVDB-ID: #VU7575

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-10167

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation when processing images in gdImageCreateFromGd2Ctx() function in gd_gd2.c. A remote attacker can supply a malformed image and crash the application, using the affected library.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

gd (Alpine package): 2.1.1-r2

gd (Alpine package):


CPE2.3 External links

http://git.alpinelinux.org/aports/commit/?id=1b8dc16a8d83cea1a0638ca75a327f234049e6fd
http://git.alpinelinux.org/aports/commit/?id=08114de6e0da35db211984405c8d9043e426ea58
http://git.alpinelinux.org/aports/commit/?id=87a5a2c48f6c4e068c31ba4ba9665d05a4a88682

Q & A

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