Debian DSA-3751-1 : libgd2 - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96195


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


A stack overflow vulnerability was discovered within the gdImageFillToBorder function in libgd2, a library for programmatic graphics creation and manipulation, triggered when invalid colors are used with truecolor images. 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+deb8u8.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96195

File Name: debian_DSA-3751.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/01/03

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9933

DSA: 3751