Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1918-1 libonig -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
12 Sep 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 939988.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-16163.
More information:

The Oniguruma regular expressions library, notably used in PHP mbstring, is vulnerable to stack exhaustion. A crafted regular expression can crash the process.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 5.9.5-3.2+deb8u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your libonig packages.

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