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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-3478

Original release date: 06/28/2007
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

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.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/AU:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: 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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External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0022
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-2336
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 37740
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2007:015
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30168
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26272
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 42813
External Source: MISC
Name: http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=40578
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-692
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:164
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=277421
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070907 FLEA-2007-0052-1 gd
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26467
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2010-19033
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:153
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200708-05
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200805-13
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-2055
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26390
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200711-34
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26663
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26415
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.libgd.org/?do=details&task_id=48
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 25855
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26766
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1643
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26856
External Source: TRUSTIX
Name: 2007-0024
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2010-19022

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