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USN-4316-2: GD Graphics Library vulnerabilities

2 April 2020

Several security issues were fixed in GD Graphics Library.

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Releases

Packages

  • libgd2 - Open source code library for the dynamic creation of images

Details

USN-4316-1 fixed a vulnerability in GD Graphics Library. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that GD Graphics Library incorrectly handled cloning an
image. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause GD Graphics Library
to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-14553)

It was discovered that GD Graphics Library incorrectly handled loading images
from X bitmap format files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
GD Graphics Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or to disclose
contents of the stack that has been left there by previous code. (CVE-2019-11038)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-4316-1: libgd2, libgd3, libgd-dev, libgd-tools