GD: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

ID GLSA-201006-16
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2010-06-03T00:00:00



GD is a graphic library for fast image creation.


Tomas Hoger reported that the _gdGetColors() function in gd_gd.c does not properly verify the colorsTotal struct member, possibly leading to a buffer overflow.


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted image file with a program using the GD library, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of Service condition.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All GD users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/gd-2.0.35-r1"

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since November 21, 2009. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.