Debian DSA-3749-1 : dcmtk - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 96193


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


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.


Upgrade the dcmtk packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 3.6.0-15+deb8u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96193

File Name: debian_DSA-3749.nasl

Version: 3.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/3/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dcmtk, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/29/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8979

DSA: 3749