Debian Security Advisory
DLA-721-1 libgc -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 25 Nov 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 844771.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-9427.
- More information:
libgc is vulnerable to integer overflows in multiple places. In some cases, when asked to allocate a huge quantity of memory, instead of failing the request, it will return a pointer to a small amount of memory possibly tricking the application into a buffer overwrite.
For Debian 7
Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1:7.1-9.1+deb7u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your libgc packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS