Debian Security Advisory
DLA-1543-1 gnulib -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 10 Oct 2018
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 910757.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-17942.
- More information:
Ben Pfaff discovered that the convert_to_decimal function in the GNU Portability Library contains a heap-based buffer overflow because memory is not allocated for a trailing '\0' character during %f processing.
For Debian 8
Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 20140202+stable-2+deb8u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your gnulib packages.
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