Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1306-1 vips -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
11 Mar 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-7998.
More information:

It was discovered that there was NULL function pointer dereference vulnerability in vips, an image processing system for very large images.

Remote attackers could cause a denial of service via a specially-crafted image file which occurred due to a race condition involving a failed image load and other worker threads.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, this issue has been fixed in vips version 7.28.5-1+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your vips packages.