USN-3410-2: GD library vulnerability

05 September 2017

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



  • libgd2 - GD Graphics Library


USN-3410-1 fixed a vulnerability in GD Graphics Library.
This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory 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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04

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


Related notices

  • USN-3410-1: libgd-dev, libgd3, libgd2-xpm-dev, libgd-tools, libgd2-noxpm-dev, libgd2