Descriptionsaned in sane-backends 1.0.7 and earlier, and possibly later versions, does not properly allocate memory in certain cases, which could allow attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption).
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
sane-backends (PTS)jessie1.0.24-8+deb8u2fixed
buster, sid, stretch1.0.25-4.1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs

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