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GD Graphics Library _gdGetColors Buffer Overflow Vulnerability - Linux CVE-2009-3546

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Vulnerability description

GD Graphics Library is prone to a buffer overflow vulnerability. This VT may create FP and LSCs are taking care of it.

Risk description

The flaw is due to error in _gdGetColors function in gd_gd.c which fails to check certain colorsTotal structure member, whicn can be exploited to cause buffer overflow or buffer over-read attacks via a crafted GD file. Successful exploitation could allow attackers to potentially compromise a vulnerable system.


No known solution was made available for at least one year since the disclosure of this vulnerability. Likely none will be provided anymore. General solution options are to upgrade to a newer release, disable respective features, remove the product or replace the product by another one.

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Exploitable with Sniper
CVE Published
Oct 19, 2009
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