Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1543-1 gnulib -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
10 Oct 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 910757.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-17942.
More information:

Ben Pfaff discovered that the convert_to_decimal function in the GNU Portability Library contains a heap-based buffer overflow because memory is not allocated for a trailing '\0' character during %f processing.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 20140202+stable-2+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your gnulib packages.

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