Debian DSA-3751-1 : libgd2 - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 96195
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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: High

ID: 96195

File Name: debian_DSA-3751.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/3/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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


Risk Factor: High

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: 1/1/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9933

DSA: 3751