Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3749-1 dcmtk -- security update

Date Reported:
29 Dec 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 848830.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-8979.
More information:

Gjoko Krstic of Zero Science Labs discovered that dcmtk, a collection of libraries implementing the DICOM standard, did not properly handle the size of data received from the network. This could lead to denial-of-service (via application crash) or arbitrary code execution.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 3.6.0-15+deb8u1.

For the testing (stretch) and unstable (sid) distributions, this problem has been fixed in version 3.6.1~20160216-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your dcmtk packages.