1.59. gd

1.59.1. RHSA-2010:0003: Moderate security update


This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as the security errata RHSA-2010:0003
Updated gd packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
The gd packages provide a graphics library used for the dynamic creation of images, such as PNG and JPEG.
A missing input sanitization flaw, leading to a buffer overflow, was discovered in the gd library. A specially-crafted GD image file could cause an application using the gd library to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2009-3546)
Users of gd should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.