CVE-2016-8686

NameCVE-2016-8686
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, 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)wheezy1.10-1vulnerable
wheezy (security)1.10-1+deb7u2vulnerable
jessie1.12-1+deb8u1vulnerable
stretch1.13-3vulnerable
sid1.14-1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
potracesource(unstable)(unfixed)low850595

Notes

[jessie] - potrace <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://blogs.gentoo.org/ago/2016/08/29/potrace-memory-allocation-failure

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