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CVE-2006-2906 Detail


The LZW decoding in the gdImageCreateFromGifPtr function in the Thomas Boutell graphics draw (GD) library (aka libgd) 2.0.33 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via malformed GIF data that causes an infinite loop.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  06/08/2006

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Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
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Not required to exploit
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Allows disruption of service

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Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source SREASON 1067 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1117 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:112 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:113 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:122 External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2006:031 Exploit External Source BUGTRAQ 20060606 libgd 2.0.33 infinite loop in GIF decoding ? Exploit External Source BID 18294 External Source TRUSTIX 2006-0038 External Source UBUNTU USN-298-1 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-2174 External Source XF gdgraphicslibrary-gif-dos(26976) External Source CONFIRM

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