Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1833-1 bzip2 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
24 Jun 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-3189, CVE-2019-12900.
More information:

Two issues in bzip2, a high-quality block-sorting file compressor, have been fixed. One, CVE-2019-12900, is a out-of-bounds write when using a crafted compressed file. The other, CVE-2016-3189, is a potential user-after-free.

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.6-7+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your bzip2 packages.

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