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Fedora-Legacy alert FLSA:152838 (gd)

From:  Marc Deslauriers <>
Subject:  [FLSA-2005:152838] Updated gd packages fix security issues
Date:  Fri, 15 Jul 2005 22:05:45 -0400

--------------------------------------------------------------------- Fedora Legacy Update Advisory Synopsis: Updated gd packages fix security issues Advisory ID: FLSA:152838 Issue date: 2005-07-15 Product: Red Hat Linux, Fedora Core Keywords: Bugfix CVE Names: CAN-2004-0941 CAN-2004-0990 --------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Topic: Updated gd packages that fix security issues with overflow in various memory allocation calls are now available. The gd packages contain a graphics library used for the dynamic creation of images such as PNG and JPEG. 2. Relevant releases/architectures: Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386 Red Hat Linux 9 - i386 Fedora Core 1 - i386 3. Problem description: Several buffer overflows were reported in various memory allocation calls. An attacker could create a carefully crafted image file in such a way that it could cause ImageMagick to execute arbitrary code when processing the image. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the name CAN-2004-0990 to these issues. While researching the fixes to these overflows, additional buffer overflows were discovered in calls to gdMalloc. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the name CAN-2004-0941 to these issues. Users of gd should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported security patch, and are not vulnerable to these issues. 4. Solution: Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata relevant to your system have been applied. To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run: rpm -Fvh [filenames] where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the desired RPMs. Please note that this update is also available via yum and apt. Many people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use yum issue: yum update or to use apt: apt-get update; apt-get upgrade This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system. This assumes that you have yum or apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content. Please visit for directions on how to configure yum and apt-get. 5. Bug IDs fixed: 6. RPMs required: Red Hat Linux 7.3: SRPM: i386: Red Hat Linux 9: SRPM: i386: Fedora Core 1: SRPM: i386: 7. Verification: SHA1 sum Package Name --------------------------------------------------------------------- 094e683de916db07104de9f735a0773db3a89d25 redhat/7.3/updates/i386/gd-1.8.4-4.1.legacy.i386.rpm addb29d84db162ceedd78e208efa08b3f7b35589 redhat/7.3/updates/i386/gd-devel-1.8.4-4.1.legacy.i386.rpm e736bda88bfdc20a5560c33a2866d36af57d365a redhat/7.3/updates/i386/gd-progs-1.8.4-4.1.legacy.i386.rpm f75168266e076834d3c8c4bd247f5b71dd46a6b3 redhat/7.3/updates/SRPMS/gd-1.8.4-4.1.legacy.src.rpm 3315825ff28caf0516227aa9c7b60df6ad5fb865 redhat/9/updates/i386/gd-1.8.4-11.1.legacy.i386.rpm e4e1128a446799ade2bdfd31c2b2165e8391298c redhat/9/updates/i386/gd-devel-1.8.4-11.1.legacy.i386.rpm 68ddd0a5e252b8c478006a7121a516a125b468e7 redhat/9/updates/i386/gd-progs-1.8.4-11.1.legacy.i386.rpm 66a0ea816ea63de04c80914410cec6d772e89dee redhat/9/updates/SRPMS/gd-1.8.4-11.1.legacy.src.rpm e468a13340eb0adc2c4a53ea46db6acd2a909cdc fedora/1/updates/i386/gd-2.0.15-1.2.legacy.i386.rpm 1b589147f1a2779031d9815c330b919098fcc4ca fedora/1/updates/i386/gd-devel-2.0.15-1.2.legacy.i386.rpm eec3d79e1bb687c7aae118d561ff8683d0c4713d fedora/1/updates/i386/gd-progs-2.0.15-1.2.legacy.i386.rpm ca49d8c20730afd691e5cbe83b9c396a57a789aa fedora/1/updates/SRPMS/gd-2.0.15-1.2.legacy.src.rpm These packages are GPG signed by Fedora Legacy for security. Our key is available from You can verify each package with the following command: rpm --checksig -v <filename> If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, examine only the sha1sum with the following command: sha1sum <filename> 8. References: 9. Contact: The Fedora Legacy security contact is <>. More project details at --------------------------------------------------------------------- [2. OpenPGP digital signature --- application/pgp-signature; signature.asc]... -- fedora-legacy-list mailing list

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