Debian Security Advisory
DLA-189-1 libgd2 -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 08 Apr 2015
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 744719.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-2497, CVE-2014-9709.
- More information:
Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in libgd2, a graphics library:
The gdImageCreateFromXpm() function would try to dereference a NULL pointer when reading an XPM file with a special color table. This could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via crafted XPM files.
Importing an invalid GIF file using the gdImageCreateFromGif() function would cause a read buffer overflow that could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via crafted GIF files.