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Bug 234312 - CVE-2007-0455 gd buffer overrun
Summary: CVE-2007-0455 gd buffer overrun
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gd
Version: 5.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Ivana Varekova
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: impact=low,source=vendorsec,reported=...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-28 13:25 UTC by Ivana Varekova
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-08-21 11:43:51 UTC
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Description Ivana Varekova 2007-03-28 13:25:57 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #224607 +++

Kees Cook from Ubuntu reported a "off-the-end-of-string increment", which could
theoretically lead ot a buffer overflow.

This flaw would only be exploitable if a JIS-encoded font is used when
processing a special malicious string.

The issue here is that the NULL terminator is incremented, which could lead to
unknown results during the processing of the malicious string.

Index: gdft.c
RCS file: /repository/gd/libgd/gdft.c,v
retrieving revision 1.28
diff -u -p -r1.28 gdft.c
--- gdft.c      3 Jan 2007 21:21:21 -0000       1.28
+++ gdft.c      24 Jan 2007 23:00:55 -0000
@@ -1178,7 +1178,7 @@ fprintf(stderr,"dpi=%d,%d metric_res=%d 
                  ch = c & 0xFF;        /* don't extend sign */
-             next++;
+             if (*next) next++;
          case gdFTEX_Big5:

-- Additional comment from on 2007-01-26 12:44 EST --
This flaw does not affect gd as shipped in RHEL2.1 or RHEL3.

-- Additional comment from on 2007-01-26 12:48 EST --
This flaw also affects RHEL5.  Once we can assign bugs to that version, I'll
move this from RHEL4.

Comment 3 Mark J. Cox 2007-08-21 11:43:51 UTC
closing, use #224607 for tracking this issue.  should we decide to have it fixed
in a future update we'll create tracking bugs with appropriate flags set.

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