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CVE-2006-2906 Detail

Description

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

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-2906
Original release date:
06/08/2006
Last revised:
07/19/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
5.4 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.9
Exploitability Subscore:
4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
High
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

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
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/1067 External Source SREASON 1067
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1117 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1117
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:112 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:112
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:113 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:113
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:122 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:122
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_31_php.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2006:031
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/436132 Exploit External Source BUGTRAQ 20060606 libgd 2.0.33 infinite loop in GIF decoding ?
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/18294 Exploit External Source BID 18294
http://www.trustix.org/errata/2006/0038 External Source TRUSTIX 2006-0038
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-298-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-298-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/2174 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-2174
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/26976 External Source XF gdgraphicslibrary-gif-dos(26976)
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-939 External Source CONFIRM https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-939

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