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Vulnerability of transfig: memory corruption via fig2dev

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can generate a memory corruption via fig2dev of transfig, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code.
Impacted products: Fedora, openSUSE Leap.
Severity of this bulletin: 2/4.
Creation date: 11/12/2017.
Références of this threat: CVE-2017-16899, FEDORA-2017-b0b4cc40c1, FEDORA-2017-c448cf31d6, openSUSE-SU-2018:0498-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-24717.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can generate a memory corruption via fig2dev of transfig, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code.
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This computer weakness note impacts software or systems such as Fedora, openSUSE Leap.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this security bulletin is medium.

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

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this weakness announce.

Solutions for this threat 

Fedora: new transfig packages.
New packages are available:
  Fedora 26: transfig 3.2.6a-1.fc26
  Fedora 27: transfig 3.2.6a-1.fc27

openSUSE Leap 42.3: new transfig packages.
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 42.3: transfig 3.2.5e-7.3.1
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