GLSA-201708-09 : AutoTrace: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 102798


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201708-09 (AutoTrace: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Heap-based buffer overflows have been discovered in the pstoedit_suffix_table_init and pnm_load_rawpbm functions of AutoTrace.
Impact :

Remote attackers, by enticing a user to process a crafted bmp image file, could cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


Gentoo has discontinued support for AutoTrace. We recommend that users unmerge AutoTrace:
# emerge --unmerge 'media-gfx/autotrace'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102798

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201708-09.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/08/28

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:autotrace, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7392, CVE-2017-9153

GLSA: 201708-09