CVE-2017-16711

NameCVE-2017-16711
DescriptionThe swf_DefineLosslessBitsTagToImage function in lib/modules/swfbits.c in SWFTools 0.9.2 mishandles an uncompress failure, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) because of extractDefinitions in lib/readers/swf.c and fill_line_bitmap in lib/devices/render.c, as demonstrated by swfrender.
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 Bugs881390

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
swftools (PTS)wheezy0.9.2+ds1-3vulnerable
wheezy (security)0.9.2+ds1-3+deb7u1vulnerable
jessie0.9.2+git20130725-2vulnerable
buster, sid, stretch0.9.2+git20130725-4.1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
swftoolssource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant881390

Notes

https://github.com/matthiaskramm/swftools/issues/46
Crash in CLI tool, no security implications

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