Debian Security Advisory
DLA-2183-1 libgsf -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 25 Apr 2020
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-9888.
- More information:
It was discovered that there was a null pointer deference exploit in libgsf, a I/O abstraction library for GNOME.
An error within the "tar_directory_for_file()" function could be exploited to trigger a null pointer dereference and subsequently cause a crash via a crafted TAR file.
For Debian 8
Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 1.14.30-2+deb8u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your libgsf 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