Debian DLA-1083-1 : openexr security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 102891


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Brandon Perry discovered that openexr, a high dynamic-range (HDR) image library, was affected by an integer overflow vulnerability and missing boundary checks that would allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service (application crash) via specially crafted image files.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 1.6.1-6+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your openexr packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102891

File Name: debian_DLA-1083.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/1/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libopenexr-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libopenexr6, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openexr, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/31/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-9110, CVE-2017-9112, CVE-2017-9116