CVE-2015-8979

NameCVE-2015-8979
DescriptionStack-based buffer overflow in the parsePresentationContext function in storescp in DICOM dcmtk-3.6.0 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault) via a long string sent to TCP port 4242.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-755-1, DSA-3749-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs848830

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
dcmtk (PTS)wheezy3.6.0-12vulnerable
wheezy (security)3.6.0-12+deb7u1fixed
jessie (security), jessie3.6.0-15+deb8u1fixed
stretch3.6.1~20160216-4fixed
buster, sid3.6.2-3fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
dcmtksource(unstable)3.6.1~20160216-2medium848830
dcmtksourcejessie3.6.0-15+deb8u1mediumDSA-3749-1
dcmtksourcewheezy3.6.0-12+deb7u1mediumDLA-755-1

Notes

3.6.1~20160216-2 is the first version in unstable containing the fix
http://zeroscience.mk/en/vulnerabilities/ZSL-2016-5384.php
Fixed by: https://github.com/commontk/DCMTK/commit/1b6bb76
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/12/17/2

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