DescriptionInteger overflow in the MallocFrameBuffer function in vncviewer.c in LibVNCServer 0.9.9 and earlier allows remote VNC servers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via an advertisement for a large screen size, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.
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)
ReferencesDLA-197-1, DSA-3081-1
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs762745

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libvncserver (PTS)wheezy0.9.9+dfsg-1+deb7u1fixed
wheezy (security)0.9.9+dfsg-1+deb7u2fixed
jessie, jessie (security)0.9.9+dfsg2-6.1+deb8u2fixed
buster, sid, stretch0.9.11+dfsg-1fixed

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

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