Debian Security Advisory

DLA-688-1 cairo -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
28 Oct 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-9082.
More information:

It was discovered that there was a possible DoS attack in Cairo, a multi-platform library providing vector-based rendering. An SVG could generate invalid pointers from a _cairo_image_surface in write_png.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, this issue has been fixed in cairo version 1.12.2-3+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your cairo packages.