Debian update for libgd2

Published: 2017-01-06
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2016-9933
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Debian Linux
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Debian

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Resource exhaustion

EUVDB-ID: #VU12901

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2016-9933

CWE-ID: CWE-400 - Resource exhaustion

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to cause DoS condition on the target system.

The weakness exists in the gdImageFillToBorder function in gd.c due to stack consumption. A remote attacker can submit a specially crafted imagefilltoborder call that triggers use of a negative color value and cause the service to crash.


Update the affected package to version: 2.1.0-5+deb8u8, 2.2.2-29-g3c2b605-1, 2.2.2-29-g3c2b605-1

Vulnerable software versions

Debian Linux: All versions

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?