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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3484-1 (xdelta3 - 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

6 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

Stepan Golosunov discovered that xdelta3, a diff utility which works with binary files, is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability within the main_get_appheader function, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Software

Affected Software

xdelta3 on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 3.0.0.dfsg-1+deb7u1. For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 3.0.8-dfsg-1+deb8u1. For the testing distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 3.0.8-dfsg-1.1. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 3.0.8-dfsg-1.1. We recommend that you upgrade your xdelta3 packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)