Debian Security Advisory
DLA-2010-1 bsdiff -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 26 Nov 2019
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-9862.
- More information:
An issue in bsdiff, a tool to generate/apply a patch between two binary files, has been found.
Using a crafted patch file an integer signedness error in bspatch could be used for a heap based buffer overflow and possibly execution of arbitrary code.
For Debian 8
Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 4.3-15+deb8u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your bsdiff packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS