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USN-3410-1: GD library vulnerability

5 September 2017

GD library could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

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Releases

Packages

  • libgd2 - GD Graphics Library

Details

It was discovered that the GD Graphics Library (aka libgd) incorrectly handled
certain malformed PNG images. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the GD Graphics Library
to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 17.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

Related notices

  • USN-3410-2: libgd2-noxpm, libgd-tools, libgd2, libgd2-xpm