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USN-3900-1: GD vulnerabilities

28 February 2019

Several security issues were fixed in GD.



  • libgd2 - GD Graphics Library


It was discovered that GD incorrectly handled memory when processing
certain images. A remote attacker could use this issue with a specially
crafted image file to cause GD 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 18.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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