Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2584-1 libcaca -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
08 Mar 2021
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 983684.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2021-3410.
More information:

A buffer overflow issue in caca_resize function in libcaca/caca/canvas.c may lead to local execution of arbitrary code in the user context.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 0.99.beta19-2.1~deb9u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your libcaca packages.

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

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