CVE-2016-8685

NameCVE-2016-8685
DescriptionThe findnext function in decompose.c in potrace 1.13 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (invalid memory access and crash) via a crafted BMP image.
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-889-1
NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs843861

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
potrace (PTS)stretch1.13-3fixed
buster1.15-1fixed
bookworm, bullseye, sid1.16-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
potracesourcewheezy1.10-1+deb7u2DLA-889-1
potracesource(unstable)1.13-3843861

Notes

[jessie] - potrace <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://blogs.gentoo.org/ago/2016/08/29/potrace-invalid-memory-access-in-findnext-decompose-c/

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