Debian Security Advisory

DLA-471-1 jansson -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
13 May 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 823238.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-4425.
More information:

Applications that depend on Jansson, a C library for encoding, decoding and manipulating JSON data, could crash due to stack exhaustion while parsing a JSON file. This was caused due to an unlimited parsing depth when parsing JSON arrays and is now fixed by limiting the depth to 2048.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, this problem has been fixed in version 2.3.1-2+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your jansson packages.