DescriptionThe bm_new function in bitmap.h in potrace 1.13 allows remote attackers to have unspecified impact via a crafted image, which triggers a memory allocation failure.
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 Bugs850595

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
potrace (PTS)jessie1.12-1+deb8u1vulnerable
buster, sid1.15-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[stretch] - potrace <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - potrace <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - potrace <no-dsa> (Minor issue) claims that it's fixed in 1.14
but see

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