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

Published: 2019-10-20 02:00:09
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P

Summary:
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.

Recommendations:
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

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-17544

CVE Analysis

https://www.mageni.net/cve/CVE-2019-17544

References:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/10/msg00027.html
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/DLA-1966-1

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.4
Published
2019-10-20
Modified
2019-10-20
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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