Debian DLA-257-1 : libwmf security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 84435


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


libwmf is vulnerable to two denial of service due to invalid read operations when processing specially crafted WMF files.


Heap buffer overread in libwmf


Read after free() in wmf2gd/wmf2eps

For the squeeze distribution, those issues have been fixed in libwmf We recommend that you upgrade your libwmf 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: 84435

File Name: debian_DLA-257.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/06/29

Updated: 2018/07/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libwmf-bin, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libwmf-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libwmf-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libwmf0.2-7, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/06/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4695, CVE-2015-4696

BID: 75329, 75331