GD: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201607-04

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in GD, the worst of which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-libs/gd on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.2.2
Unaffected versions >= 2.2.2

Background

GD is a graphic library for fast image creation.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in GD. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All GD users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/gd-2.2.2"
 

References

Release Date
July 16, 2016

Latest Revision
July 16, 2016: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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