USN-3410-1: GD library vulnerability

05 September 2017

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



  • libgd2 - GD Graphics Library


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.

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.


Related notices

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