Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3619-1 libgd2 -- security update

Date Reported:
15 Jul 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 829014, Bug 829062, Bug 829694.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-5116, CVE-2016-5766, CVE-2016-6128, CVE-2016-6132, CVE-2016-6161, CVE-2016-6214, CVE-2016-6905.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in libgd2, a library for programmatic graphics creation and manipulation. A remote attacker can take advantage of these flaws to cause a denial-of-service against an application using the libgd2 library (application crash), or potentially to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 2.1.0-5+deb8u4.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 2.2.2-29-g3c2b605-1 or earlier.

We recommend that you upgrade your libgd2 packages.