Debian Security Advisory

DLA-740-1 libgsf -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
11 Dec 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-9888.
More information:

It was discovered that there was a null pointer deference exploit in libgsf, a I/O abstraction library for GNOME.

An error within the "tar_directory_for_file()" function could be exploited to trigger a null pointer dereference and subsequently cause a crash via a crafted TAR file.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, this issue has been fixed in libgsf version 1.14.21-2.1+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libgsf packages.