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Security update for gd

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(Last modified: 17NOV2004)


solutions Security update for gd SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (93082c23c675ee7289c441900a0953f5)

Applies to

Package: gd
gd-devel
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-9485
Release: 20041117
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

The graphics library GD used by several applications is vulnerable to
arithmetic failures that may lead to buffer overflows afterwards. The bug can
be exploited remotely by tricking a user or network application to open a
malformated PNG image. A successful exploitation results in arbitrary code
execution.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh gd.rpm gd-devel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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