Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1982-1 openafs -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
06 Nov 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 943587.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-18601, CVE-2019-18602, CVE-2019-18603.
More information:

Several security vulnerabilities were discovered in OpenAFS, a distributed file system.

  • CVE-2019-18601

    OpenAFS is prone to denial of service from unserialized data access because remote attackers can make a series of VOTE_Debug RPC calls to crash a database server within the SVOTE_Debug RPC handler.

  • CVE-2019-18602

    OpenAFS is prone to an information disclosure vulnerability because uninitialized scalars are sent over the network to a peer.

  • CVE-2019-18603

    OpenAFS is prone to information leakage upon certain error conditions because uninitialized RPC output variables are sent over the network to a peer.

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 1.6.9-2+deb8u9.

We recommend that you upgrade your openafs packages.

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