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A xfig security update has been released for Debian GNU/Linux 10 LTS to address a security issue.



DLA 3353-1: xfig security update



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Debian LTS Advisory DLA-3353-1 debian-lts@lists.debian.org
  https://www.debian.org/lts/security/ Anton Gladky
March 05, 2023   https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
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Package : xfig
Version : 1:3.2.7a-3+deb10u1
CVE ID : CVE-2021-40241
Debian Bug : 992395

A security issue has been discovered in xfig, a diagramming tool for the
interactive generation of figures under X11.

CVE-2021-40241:
A potential buffer overflow exists in the file src/w_help.c at line 55.
Specifically, the length of the string returned by getenv("LANG") may become
very long and cause a buffer overflow while executing the sprintf() function.
This vulnerability could potentially allow an attacker to execute arbitrary
code or cause a denial-of-service condition.

For Debian 10 buster, this problem has been fixed in version
1:3.2.7a-3+deb10u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your xfig packages.

For the detailed security status of xfig please refer to
its security tracker page at:
  https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/xfig

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at:   https://wiki.debian.org/LTS