Debian Security Advisory
DLA-1973-1 libxslt -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 27 Oct 2019
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 942646.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-18197.
- More information:
A security vulnerability was discovered in libxslt, a XSLT 1.0 processing library written in C.
In xsltCopyText in transform.c, a pointer variable is not reset under certain circumstances. If the relevant memory area happened to be freed and reused in a certain way, a bounds check could fail and memory outside a buffer could be written to, or uninitialized data could be disclosed.
For Debian 8
Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 1.1.28-2+deb8u6.
We recommend that you upgrade your libxslt packages.
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