Debian Security Advisory

DLA-854-1 icoutils -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
13 Mar 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 854054, Bug 854050.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-6009, CVE-2017-6010, CVE-2017-6011.
More information:

Icoutils is a set of programs that deal with MS Windows icons and cursors. Resources such as icons and cursors can be extracted from MS Windows executable and library files with wrestool.

Three vulnerabilities has been found in these tools.

  • CVE-2017-6009

    A buffer overflow was observed in wrestool.

  • CVE-2017-6010

    A buffer overflow was observed in the extract_icons function. This issue can be triggered by processing a corrupted ico file and will result in an icotool crash.

  • CVE-2017-6011

    An out-of-bounds read leading to a buffer overflow was observed icotool.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 0.29.1-5deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your icoutils packages.

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