Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1198-1 libextractor -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
04 Dec 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 878314, Bug 880016.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-15266, CVE-2017-15267, CVE-2017-15600, CVE-2017-15601, CVE-2017-15602, CVE-2017-15922.
More information:

Leon Zhao discovered several security vulnerabilities in libextractor, a universal library and command-line tool to obtain meta-data about files. NULL Pointer Dereferences, heap-based buffer overflows, integer signedness errors and out-of-bounds read may lead to a denial-of-service (application crash) or have other unspecified impact.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1:0.6.3-5+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libextractor packages.

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: