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Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1807-1] vcftools security update)

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

3 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'vcftools' package(s) announced via the DSA-1807-1 advisory.

Insight

Insight

Webin security lab - dbapp security Ltd found three issues in vcftools, a collection of tools to work with VCF files. Different functions in header.cpp are vulnerable to denial of services due to use-after-free issues or information disclosure due to heap-based buffer over-read.

Affected Software

Affected Software

'vcftools' 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 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 0.1.12+dfsg-1+deb8u1. We recommend that you upgrade your vcftools packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)