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Bug 1515696 - CVE-2017-16899 xfig: Array index error in the fig2dev program [epel-7]
Summary: CVE-2017-16899 xfig: Array index error in the fig2dev program [epel-7]
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: transfig
Version: 7.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Tomas Repik
QA Contact: Desktop QE
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-11-21 09:06 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2017-11-28 08:34 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Release Note
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2017-11-21 22:22:59 UTC
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Description Andrej Nemec 2017-11-21 09:06:53 UTC
This is an automatically created tracking bug!  It was created to ensure
that one or more security vulnerabilities are fixed in affected versions
of epel-7.

For comments that are specific to the vulnerability please use bugs filed
against the "Security Response" product referenced in the "Blocks" field.

For more information see:

When submitting as an update, use the fedpkg template provided in the next
comment(s).  This will include the bug IDs of this tracking bug as well as
the relevant top-level CVE bugs.

Please also mention the CVE IDs being fixed in the RPM changelog and the
fedpkg commit message.

Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2017-11-21 09:06:58 UTC
Use the following template to for the 'fedpkg update' request to submit an
update for this issue as it contains the top-level parent bug(s) as well as
this tracking bug.  This will ensure that all associated bugs get updated
when new packages are pushed to stable.


# bugfix, security, enhancement, newpackage (required)

# testing, stable

# Bug numbers: 1234,9876

# Description of your update
notes=Security fix for [PUT CVEs HERE]

# Enable request automation based on the stable/unstable karma thresholds

# Automatically close bugs when this marked as stable

# Suggest that users restart after update


Additionally, you may opt to use the bodhi web interface to submit updates:

Comment 2 Hans de Goede 2017-11-21 14:51:50 UTC
fig2dev actually is part of transfig, changing product (EPEL -> RHEL) and component.

Note I've already started fixed builds of transfig for Fedora, as part of this I've updated to the upstream 3.2.6a bug-fix release, but the actual CVE fix is a patch on top which you can probably also use for the RHEL transfig packages.

Comment 4 Andrej Nemec 2017-11-21 22:22:59 UTC
There's no need to fix this issue in RHEL from the security point of view, it's pretty low impact. I'm going to wontfix it for now if that's OK with you.

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