DescriptionThe bm_readbody_bmp function in bitmap_io.c in Potrace 1.14 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer over-read and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted BMP image. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2016-8698.
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Debian Bugs858763

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
potrace (PTS)buster1.15-1fixed
sid, trixie, bookworm, bullseye1.16-2fixed

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)
Proposed patch:
This CVE is for an incomplete fix of CVE-2016-8698

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