Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2073-1 transfig -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
23 Jan 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-16140, CVE-2019-14275, CVE-2019-19555.
More information:

Several issues have been found in transfig, a XFig figure files converter.

  • CVE-2018-16140

    Buffer underwrite vulnerability in get_line() allows an attacker to write prior to the beginning of the buffer via a crafted .fig file.

  • CVE-2019-14275

    Stack-based buffer overflow in the calc_arrow function in bound.c.

  • CVE-2019-19555

    Stack-based buffer overflow because of an incorrect sscanf.

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 1:3.2.5.e-4+deb8u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your transfig packages.

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