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Published: 22 November 2023

Buffer Overflow vulnerability in GifLib Project GifLib v.5.2.1 allows a local attacker to obtain sensitive information via the DumpSCreen2RGB function in gif2rgb.c


Priority reason:
Is only a crash in a CLI tool
as of today (2024-06-06) the issue has not been fixed.
the provided PoC works also against the latest version from the repo.



Cvss 3 Severity Score


Score breakdown


Package Release Status
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Needed

focal Needed

jammy Needed

lunar Ignored
(end of life, was deferred [2024-02-02])
mantic Ignored
(end of life, was needed)
noble Needed

trusty Ignored
(end of standard support)
upstream Needs triage

xenial Needed

Severity score breakdown

Parameter Value
Base score 7.1
Attack vector Local
Attack complexity Low
Privileges required Low
User interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity impact None
Availability impact High
Vector CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:H