[Pkg-phototools-devel] Bug#878551: openexr: CVE-2017-14988

Salvatore Bonaccorso carnil at debian.org
Sat Oct 14 14:48:36 UTC 2017

Source: openexr
Version: 2.2.0-11
Severity: important
Tags: security upstream
Forwarded: https://github.com/openexr/openexr/issues/248


the following vulnerability was published for openexr.

| Header::readfrom in IlmImf/ImfHeader.cpp in OpenEXR 2.2.0 allows remote
| attackers to cause a denial of service (excessive memory allocation)
| via a crafted file that is accessed with the ImfOpenInputFile function
| in IlmImf/ImfCRgbaFile.cpp.

At the time of writing this bug report there is no upstream fix yet.

If you fix the vulnerability please also make sure to include the
CVE (Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures) id in your changelog entry.

For further information see:

[0] https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2017-14988
[1] https://github.com/openexr/openexr/issues/248

Please adjust the affected versions in the BTS as needed, only 2.2.0
has been checked so far.


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