Debian Security Advisory

DLA-870-1 libplist -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
24 Mar 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-6435, CVE-2017-6436, CVE-2017-6439.
More information:

More vulnerabilities were discovered in libplist, a library for reading and writing the Apple binary and XML property lists format. A maliciously crafted plist file could cause a denial-of-service (application crash) by triggering a heap-based buffer overflow or memory allocation error in the parse_string_node function.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.8-1+deb7u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your libplist packages.

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