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.

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