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Debian LTS: Security Advisory for libgsf (DLA-2183-1)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

2 years ago

Modified

Modified

2 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'libgsf' package(s) announced via the DLA-2183-1 advisory.

Insight

Insight

It was discovered that there was a null pointer deference exploit in libgsf, a I/O abstraction library for GNOME. An error within the 'tar_directory_for_file()' function could be exploited to trigger a null pointer dereference and subsequently cause a crash via a crafted TAR file.

Affected Software

Affected Software

'libgsf' 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', this problem has been fixed in version 1.14.30-2+deb8u1. We recommend that you upgrade your libgsf packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)