Debian Security Advisory

DLA-840-1 libplist -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
28 Feb 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 854000.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-5834, CVE-2017-5835.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in libplist, a library for reading and writing the Apple binary and XML property lists format. A maliciously crafted plist file could cause an application to crash by triggering a heap-based buffer overflow and memory allocation error in the plist_from_bin function.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.8-1+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your libplist packages.

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