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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3708-1 (mat - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

10.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

5 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

Hartmut Goebel discovered that MAT, a toolkit to anonymise/remove metadata from files did not remove metadata from images embededed in PDF documents.

Affected Software

Affected Software

mat on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

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

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 0.5.2-3+deb8u1. This update disables PDF support in MAT entirely. We recommend that you upgrade your mat packages.