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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3917-1 (catdoc - 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

5 years ago

Modified

Modified

1 year ago

Summary

A heap-based buffer underflow flaw was discovered in catdoc, a text extractor for MS-Office files, which may lead to denial of service (application crash) or have unspecified other impact, if a specially crafted file is processed.

Affected Software

Affected Software

catdoc 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 (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 0.94.4-1.1+deb8u1. For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1:0.94.3~git20160113.dbc9ec6+dfsg-1+deb9u1. For the testing distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 1:0.95-3. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1:0.95-3. We recommend that you upgrade your catdoc packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)