DescriptionThe GIF encoder in Byzanz allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds heap write and crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted Byzanz debug data recording (ByzanzRecording file) to the byzanz-playback command.
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 severityhigh (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs778261

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
byzanz (PTS)jessie0.3.0+git20140619-1vulnerable
buster, sid0.3.0+git20160312-3vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[stretch] - byzanz <ignored> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - byzanz <ignored> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - byzanz <ignored> (Minor issue)
[squeeze] - byzanz <ignored> (Minor issue)

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