Debian DLA-389-1 : giflib security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87957


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that a maliciously crafted GIF can crash the giffix utility which is part of giflib-tools.

We recommend that you upgrade your giflib-tools package to version 4.1.6-9+deb6u1 (Debian squeeze LTS).

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: 87957

File Name: debian_DLA-389.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/01/18

Updated: 2018/07/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:giflib-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:giflib-tools, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgif-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgif4, 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: 2016/01/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7555