Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1966-1] aspell security update)

Technical Details

Severity Level:

Medium Severity

CVSS Score:


CVSS Base Vector:

The remote host is missing an update for the 'aspell' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the DSA-1966-1 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
It was discovered that Aspell, the GNU spell checker, incorrectly handled certain inputs which leads to a stack-based buffer over-read. An attacker could potentially access sensitive information.

Affected Versions:
'aspell' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Debian Linux.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 0.60.7~20110707-1.3+deb8u1. We recommend that you upgrade your aspell Linux Distribution Packages.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package


Debian Local Security Checks

Creation Time:

2019-10-20 02:00:09

Modification Time:

2019-10-20 02:00:09

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