Debian DSA-3961-1 : libgd2 - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102928

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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

A double-free vulnerability was discovered in the gdImagePngPtr() function in libgd2, a library for programmatic graphics creation and manipulation, which may result in denial of service or potentially the execution of arbitrary code if a specially crafted file is processed.

Solution

Upgrade the libgd2 packages.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2.1.0-5+deb8u11.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.2.4-2+deb9u2.

See Also

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/libgd2

https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/libgd2

https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3961

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102928

File Name: debian_DSA-3961.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/09/05

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgd2, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6362

DSA: 3961