Debian Security Advisory

DLA-908-1 chicken -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
23 Apr 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 858057.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-6949.
More information:

It was found that CHICKEN did not sanitize the size argument when allocating SRFI-4 vectors, which could lead to segfaults or buffer overflows with some sizes.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 4.7.0-1+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your chicken packages.

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