Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1281-1 advancecomp -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
13 Feb 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 889270.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-1056.
More information:

Joonun Jang discovered that the advzip tool in advancecomp, a collection of recompression utilities, was prone to a heap-based buffer overflow. This might allow an attacker to cause a denial-of-service (application crash) or other unspecified impact via a crafted file.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.15-1+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your advancecomp packages.

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