Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2454-1 rclone -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
19 Nov 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-11840.
More information:

golang-go.crypto was recently updated with a fix for CVE-2019-11840. This in turn requires all packages that use the affected code to be recompiled in order to pick up the security fix.

  • CVE-2019-11840

    An issue was discovered in supplementary Go cryptography libraries, aka golang-googlecode-go-crypto. If more than 256 GiB of keystream is generated, or if the counter otherwise grows greater than 32 bits, the amd64 implementation will first generate incorrect output, and then cycle back to previously generated keystream. Repeated keystream bytes can lead to loss of confidentiality in encryption applications, or to predictability in CSPRNG applications.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 1.35-1+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your rclone packages.

For the detailed security status of rclone please refer to its security tracker page at:

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