gd (SSA:2007-178-01)
Posted on: 06/27/2007 04:15 PM

GD is an open source code library for the dynamic creation of images.

New gd packages are available for Slackware 11.0, and -current to fix possible security issues.

Please see:
for complete release notes. "Upgrading is strongly recommended."

Here are the details from the Slackware 11.0 ChangeLog:
Upgraded to gd-2.0.35.
This fixes a few possible security issues:
* Possible infinite loop in the PNG reader
* Possible integer overflow in gdImageCreateTrueColor
* Possible crash in gdImageCreateXbm
* Numerous flaws in the GIF reader
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

HINT: Getting slow download speeds from
Give a try. This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 11.0 package:
d29e978cd31d64d6d8bb4db0c48822de gd-2.0.35-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware -current package:
2a2d38f9b985bb01a1d558a082d28131 gd-2.0.35-i486-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg gd-2.0.35-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz


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