Debian Security Advisory

DLA-811-1 libplist -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
31 Jan 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 851196, Bug 852385.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-5209, CVE-2017-5545.
More information:

The following vulnerabilities have been fixed in libplist:

  • CVE-2017-5209

    Out of bounds read when parsing specially crafted Apple plist file

  • CVE-2017-5545

    Heap buffer overflow via crafted Apple plist file

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.8-1+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libplist packages.

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