CVE-2017-8401

NameCVE-2017-8401
DescriptionIn SWFTools 0.9.2, an out-of-bounds read of heap data can occur in the function png_load() in lib/png.c:724. This issue can be triggered by a malformed PNG file that is mishandled by png2swf. Attackers could exploit this issue for DoS.
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-995-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs861998

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
swftools (PTS)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)unimportant861998
swftoolssourcewheezy0.9.2+ds1-3+deb7u1mediumDLA-995-1

Notes

https://github.com/matthiaskramm/swftools/issues/14
https://github.com/matthiaskramm/swftools/commit/392fb1f3cd9a5b167787c551615c651c3f5326f2
Crash in CLI tool not considered a security issue

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