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CVE-2007-3478 Detail


Race condition in gdImageStringFTEx (gdft_draw_bitmap) in gdft.c in the GD Graphics Library (libgd) before 2.0.35 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via unspecified vectors, possibly involving truetype font (TTF) support.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  06/28/2007

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Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (02/14/2008)

We currently do not plan to backport a fix for this issue to gd packages in current versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and 5 due to the low likelihood of and application affected by this problem being exposed in a way that would allow trust boundary to be crossed.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source CONFIRM External Source MISC External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2007-2055 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2010-19033 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2010-19022 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200708-05 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200711-34 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200805-13 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:153 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:164 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2007:015 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2007-692 External Source BUGTRAQ 20070907 FLEA-2007-0052-1 gd External Source TRUSTIX 2007-0024 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-2336 External Source VUPEN ADV-2011-0022 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM

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