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.