Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1653-1 postgis -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
31 Jan 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-18359.
More information:

It was found that the function ST_AsX3D in PostGIS, a module that adds spatial objects to the PostgreSQL object-relational database, did not handle empty values properly, allowing malicious users to cause denial of service or possibly other unspecified behaviour.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 2.1.4+dfsg-3+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your postgis packages.

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