Debian DSA-1936-1 : libgd2 - several vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 44801


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


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in libgd2, a library for programmatic graphics creation and manipulation. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2007-0455 Kees Cook discovered a buffer overflow in libgd2's font renderer. An attacker could cause denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted string with a JIS encoded font. This issue only affects the oldstable distribution (etch).

- CVE-2009-3546 Tomas Hoger discovered a boundary error in the '_gdGetColors()' function. An attacker could conduct a buffer overflow or buffer over-read attacks via a crafted GD file.


Upgrade the libgd2 packages.

For the oldstable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 2.0.33-5.2etch2.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 2.0.36~rc1~dfsg-3+lenny1.

For the upcoming stable distribution (squeeze) and the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 2.0.36~rc1~dfsg-3.1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 44801

File Name: debian_DSA-1936.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/02/24

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgd2, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/11/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0455, CVE-2009-3546

BID: 36712

DSA: 1936

CWE: 119