Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 update for gd



Published: 2020-12-18
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2016-5766
CWE ID CWE-122
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Scientific Computing
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
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gd (Red Hat package)
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Vendor Red Hat Inc.

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) Heap-based buffer overflow

Risk: High

CVSSv3: 7.7 [AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-5766

CWE-ID: CWE-122 - Heap-based Buffer Overflow

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error in Integer overflow in the _gd2GetHeader function in gd_gd2.c in the GD Graphics Library (aka libgd) before 2.2.3, as used in PHP before 5.5.37, 5.6.x before 5.6.23, and 7.x before 7.0.8,. A remote attacker can use crafted chunk dimensions in an image. to trigger heap-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Scientific Computing: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server: 7

gd (Red Hat package): before 2.0.35-27.el7_9

CPE External links

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:5443

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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