Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1833-2 bzip2 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
18 Jul 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-12900.
More information:

The original fix for CVE-2019-12900 in bzip2, a high-quality block-sorting file compressor, introduces regressions when extracting certain lbzip2 files which were created with a buggy libzip2. Please see for more information.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.6-4+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your bzip2 packages.

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