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Vulnerability of Xfig fig2dev: memory corruption via get_line

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can generate a memory corruption via get_line() of Xfig fig2dev, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code.
Vulnerable systems: Debian, openSUSE Leap, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Ubuntu.
Severity of this threat: 3/4.
Creation date: 07/09/2018.
Références of this weakness: CVE-2018-16140, DLA-2073-1, openSUSE-SU-2019:1455-1, SUSE-SU-2019:1291-1, SUSE-SU-2020:1806-1, USN-3760-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-27176.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can generate a memory corruption via get_line() of Xfig fig2dev, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code.
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This weakness alert impacts software or systems such as Debian, openSUSE Leap, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Ubuntu.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer vulnerability note is important.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of document.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this security bulletin.

Solutions for this threat 

Debian 8: new transfig packages.
New packages are available:
  Debian 8: transfig 1:3.2.5.e-4+deb8u2

openSUSE Leap 15: new transfig packages.
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 15.1: transfig 3.2.6a-lp151.4.3.1
  openSUSE Leap 15.0: transfig 3.2.6a-lp150.3.3.2

SUSE LE 12 SP4-5: new transfig packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 12 SP4: transfig 3.2.5e-2.8.2
  SUSE LE 12 SP5: transfig 3.2.5e-2.8.2

SUSE LE 15: new transfig packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 15 RTM: transfig 3.2.6a-4.3.51

Ubuntu: new transfig packages.
New packages are available:
  Ubuntu 16.04 LTS: transfig 1:3.2.5.e-5ubuntu0.1
  Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: transfig 1:3.2.5.e-1ubuntu1.1
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