Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2052-1 libbsd -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
30 Dec 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-2090.
More information:

An issues has been found in libbsd, a package containing utility functions from BSD systems.

In function fgetwln() an off-by-one error could triggers a heap buffer overflow.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 0.7.0-2+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libbsd packages.

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