Debian Security Advisory
DLA-889-1 potrace -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 09 Apr 2017
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 843861.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-8685.
- More information:
It was discovered that potrace, an utility to transform bitmaps into vector graphics, was affected by an integer overflow in the findnext function, allowing remote attackers to cause a denial of service (invalid memory access and crash) via a crafted BMP image.
For Debian 7
Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.10-1+deb7u2.
We recommend that you upgrade your potrace packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS