Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2301-1 json-c -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
30 Jul 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 960326.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-12762.
More information:

Tobias Stoeckmann found an integer overflow issue in JSON-C, a C library to manipulate JSON objects, when reading maliciously crafted large files. The issue could be exploited to cause denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 0.12.1-1.1+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your json-c packages.

For the detailed security status of json-c please refer to its security tracker page at:

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