Bug 1515695 (CVE-2017-16899) - CVE-2017-16899 transfig: Array index error in the fig2dev program
Summary: CVE-2017-16899 transfig: Array index error in the fig2dev program
Alias: CVE-2017-16899
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1515696 1515697
Blocks: 1516207
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-11-21 09:06 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2019-09-29 14:25 UTC (History)
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An out-of-bounds read flaw was found in the way fig2dev program in Xfig handled the processing of Fig format files. This flaw could potentially be used to crash the fig2dev program by tricking it into processing specially crafted Fig format files.
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Last Closed: 2017-11-28 08:28:11 UTC

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Description Andrej Nemec 2017-11-21 09:06:34 UTC
An array index error in the fig2dev program in Xfig 3.2.6a allows remote attackers to cause a denial-of-service attack with a maliciously crafted Fig format file, related to a negative font value in dev/gentikz.c, and the read_textobject functions in read.c and read1_3.c.


https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=881143 (patch included)

Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2017-11-21 09:07:07 UTC
Created xfig tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-7 [bug 1515696]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1515697]

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