Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1185-1 sam2p -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
22 Nov 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-16663.
More information:

It was discovered that sam2p, a utility to convert raster images and other image formats, was affected by an integer overflow vulnerability with resultant heap-based buffer overflow in because width and height multiplications occur unsafely. This may lead to an application crash or unspecified other impact when a maliciously crafted file is processed.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 0.49.1-1+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your sam2p packages.

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