Debian Security Advisory
DLA-2966-1 libgc -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 30 Mar 2022
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-9427.
- More information:
libgc, a conservative garbage collector, 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 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 1:7.4.2-8+deb9u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your libgc packages.
For the detailed security status of libgc please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/libgc
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