Debian DSA-3630-1 : libgd2 - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 92572


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


Secunia Research at Flexera Software discovered an integer overflow vulnerability within the _gdContributionsAlloc() function in libgd2, a library for programmatic graphics creation and manipulation. A remote attacker can take advantage of this flaw to cause a denial-of-service against an application using the libgd2 library.


Upgrade the libgd2 packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2.1.0-5+deb8u6.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92572

File Name: debian_DSA-3630.nasl

Version: 2.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/27/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/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:libgd2, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/26/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6207

DSA: 3630