Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2675-1 caribou -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
03 Jun 2021
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 980061.
More information:

It was found that the fix for CVE-2020-25712 in the Xorg X server, addressed in DLA-2486-1, caused a regression in caribou, making it crash whenever special (shifted) characters were entered.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 0.4.21-1+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your caribou packages.

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

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