Package : libgc Version : 1:7.1-9.1+deb7u1 CVE ID : CVE-2016-9427 Debian Bug : 844771
libgc is vulnerable to integer overflows in multiple places. In some cases, when asked to allocate a huge quantity of memory, instead of failing the request, it will return a pointer to a small amount of memory possibly tricking the application into a buffer overwrite.
For Debian 7 "Wheezy", these problems have been fixed in version 1:7.1-9.1+deb7u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your libgc packages.
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