Debian Security Advisory
DLA-1284-1 leptonlib -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 15 Feb 2018
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 889759.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-3836.
- More information:
Talosintelligence discovered a command injection vulnerability in the gplotMakeOutput function of leptonlib. A specially crafted gplot rootname argument can cause a command injection resulting in arbitrary code execution. An attacker can provide a malicious path as input to an application that passes attacker data to this function to trigger this vulnerability.
For Debian 7
Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.69-3.1+deb7u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your leptonlib packages.
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