Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2536-1 libsdl2 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
30 Jan 2021
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-7575, CVE-2019-7577, CVE-2019-7578, CVE-2019-7635, CVE-2019-7636, CVE-2019-7638, CVE-2019-13616, CVE-2020-14409, CVE-2020-14410.
More information:

Several issues have been found in libsdl2, a library for portable low level access to a video framebuffer, audio output, mouse, and keyboard. All issues are related to either buffer overflow, integer overflow or heap-based buffer over-read, resulting in a DoS or remote code execution by using crafted files of different formats.

For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 2.0.5+dfsg1-2+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libsdl2 packages.

For the detailed security status of libsdl2 please refer to its security tracker page at:

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