Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1966-1 aspell -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
19 Oct 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-17544.
More information:

It was discovered that Aspell, the GNU spell checker, incorrectly handled certain inputs which leads to a stack-based buffer over-read. An attacker could potentially access sensitive information.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 0.60.7~20110707-1.3+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your aspell packages.

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