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Debian LTS: Security Advisory for kicad (DLA-2998-1)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

1 month ago

Modified

Modified

1 month ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'kicad' package(s) announced via the DLA-2998-1 advisory.

Insight

Insight

KiCad is a suite of programs for the creation of printed circuit boards. It includes a schematic editor, a PCB layout tool, support tools and a 3D viewer to display a finished & fully populated PCB. Several buffer-overflows were discovered in the Gerber Viewer and excellon file parser, that could lead to code execution when opening a maliciously-crafted file. CVE-2022-23803 A stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the Gerber Viewer gerber and excellon ReadXYCoord coordinate parsing functionality of KiCad EDA. CVE-2022-23804 A stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the Gerber Viewer gerber and excellon ReadIJCoord coordinate parsing functionality of KiCad EDA. CVE-2022-23946 A stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the Gerber Viewer gerber and excellon GCodeNumber parsing functionality of KiCad EDA. CVE-2022-23947 A stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the Gerber Viewer gerber and excellon DCodeNumber parsing functionality of KiCad EDA.

Affected Software

Affected Software

'kicad' package(s) on Debian Linux.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable package version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 4.0.5+dfsg1-4+deb9u1. We recommend that you upgrade your kicad packages.

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