Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1616-1 libextractor -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
24 Dec 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 917214, Bug 917213.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-20430, CVE-2018-20431.
More information:

Two security issues were discovered in libextractor, a library for extracting meta data from files of arbitrary type. An out-of-bounds read in common/convert.c and a NULL Pointer Dereference in the OLE2 extractor may lead to a denial-of-service (application crash).

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 1:1.3-2+deb8u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your libextractor packages.

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