DescriptionA heap-based buffer overflow in the sixel_encoder_output_without_macro function in encoder.c of Libsixel 1.8.4 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (DOS) via converting a crafted PNG file into Sixel format.
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

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libsixel (PTS)stretch1.5.2-2+deb9u1vulnerable
bookworm, sid, bullseye1.8.6-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[buster] - libsixel <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - libsixel <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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