Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2106-1 libgd2 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
17 Feb 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 951287.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-14553.
More information:

A vulnerability was discovered in libgd2, the GD graphics library, whereby an attacker can employ a specific function call sequence to trigger a NULL pointer dereference, subsequently crash the application using libgd2, and create a denial of service.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 2.1.0-5+deb8u14.

We recommend that you upgrade your libgd2 packages.

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