Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1499-1 discount -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
08 Sep 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 901912.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-11468, CVE-2018-11503, CVE-2018-11504, CVE-2018-12495.
More information:

Several heap-based buffer over-reads were found in discount, an implementation of the Markdown markup language in C, that allowed remote attackers to cause a denial-of-service via specially crafted files.

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 2.1.7-1+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your discount packages.

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