DescriptionDCMTK through 3.6.6 does not handle memory free properly. The program malloc a heap memory for parsing data, but does not free it when error in parsing. Sending specific requests to the dcmqrdb program incur the memory leak. An attacker can use it to launch a DoS attack.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
dcmtk (PTS)buster3.6.4-2.1vulnerable
bookworm, sid3.6.7-5fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[bullseye] - dcmtk <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[buster] - dcmtk <no-dsa> (Minor issue) (DCMTK-3.6.7)

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