Debian DLA-189-1 : libgd2 security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82646


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in libgd2, a graphics library :


The gdImageCreateFromXpm() function would try to dereference a NULL pointer when reading an XPM file with a special color table. This could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via crafted XPM files.


Importing an invalid GIF file using the gdImageCreateFromGif() function would cause a read buffer overflow that could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via crafted GIF files.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82646

File Name: debian_DLA-189.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/04/09

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgd-tools, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgd2-noxpm, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgd2-noxpm-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgd2-xpm, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgd2-xpm-dev, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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: 2015/04/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2497, CVE-2014-9709

BID: 66233, 73306