Debian Security Advisory

DLA-694-1 libwmf -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
02 Nov 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 842090.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-9011.
More information:

Agostino Sarubbo from Gentoo discovered a flaw in libwmf's Windows Metafile Format (WMF) parser which caused allocation of excessive amount of memory potentially leading to a crash.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your libwmf packages.

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