Debian Security Advisory

DLA-824-1 libevent -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
15 Feb 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 854092.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-10195, CVE-2016-10196, CVE-2016-10197.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in libevent, an asynchronous event notification library. They would lead to Denial Of Service via application crash, or remote code execution.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2.0.19-stable-3+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your libevent packages.

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