openSUSE Security Update : potrace (openSUSE-2017-319)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97651


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for potrace to version 1.14 fixes the following issues :

Security issues fixed :

- CVE-2016-8685, CVE-2016-8686: Bugs triggered by malformed BMP files have been fixed (boo#1005026).

Bugfixes :

- Error reporting has been improved.

- The image size is now truncated when the bitmap data ends prematurely.

- It is now possible to use negative dy in bitmap data.


Update the affected potrace packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97651

File Name: openSUSE-2017-319.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/10

Modified: 2017/03/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libpotrace0, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libpotrace0-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:potrace, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:potrace-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:potrace-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:potrace-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8685, CVE-2016-8686