CVE-2009-4227

NameCVE-2009-4227
DescriptionStack-based buffer overflow in the read_1_3_textobject function in f_readold.c in Xfig 3.2.5b and earlier, and in the read_textobject function in read1_3.c in fig2dev in Transfig 3.2.5a and earlier, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long string in a malformed .fig file that uses the 1.3 file format. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.
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)
Debian Bugs559274

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
xfig (PTS)jessie1:3.2.5.c-3fixed
stretch1:3.2.6a-1fixed
buster, sid1:3.2.7a-3fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
xfigsource(unstable)1:3.2.5.b-1low559274

Notes

[lenny] - xfig <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[etch] - xfig <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=543905

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