Debian Security Advisory

DLA-650-1 mat -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
09 Oct 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 826101.
More information:

An implementation flaw was discovered in mat, the metadata anonymisation toolkit. The implementation of PDF support lacks support to anonymize the metadata in embedded images. As there is no easy fix for this flaw, it was decided that PDF support will be removed altogether from mat for the time being.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 0.3.2-1+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your mat packages.

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