Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2455-1 packer -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
19 Nov 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-9283.
More information:

golang-go.crypto was recently updated with a fix for CVE-2020-9283. This in turn requires all packages that use the affected code to be recompiled in order to pick up the security fix.

  • CVE-2020-9283

    SSH signature verification could cause Panic when given invalid Public key.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 0.10.2+dfsg-6+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your packer packages.

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

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