Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2161-1 tika -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
28 Mar 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 954302, Bug 954303.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-1950, CVE-2020-1951.
More information:

Two security issues have been detected in tika.

  • CVE-2020-1950

    carefully crafted or corrupt PSD file can cause excessive memory usage in Apache.

  • CVE-2020-1951

    Infinite Loop (DoS) vulnerability in Apache Tika's PSDParser.

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 1.5-1+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your tika packages.

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