Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1067-1 augeas -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
26 Aug 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 872400.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-7555.
More information:

Augeas is vulnerable to heap-based buffer overflow due to improper handling of escaped strings. Attacker could send crafted strings that would cause the application using augeas to copy past the end of a buffer, leading to a crash or possible code execution.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 0.10.0-1+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your augeas packages.

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