DescriptionIn the ffghbn function in NASA CFITSIO 3.42, specially crafted images parsed via the library can cause a stack-based buffer overflow overwriting arbitrary data. An attacker can deliver an FIT image to trigger this vulnerability and potentially gain code execution.
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NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs892458

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
cfitsio (PTS)jessie3.370-2+deb8u1vulnerable
bullseye, sid3.470-4fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[stretch] - cfitsio <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - cfitsio <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
Mitigated to a crash due to hardened build flags

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