Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2720-1 aspell -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
25 Jul 2021
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-17544, CVE-2019-25051.
More information:

Two issue have been found in aspell, the GNU Aspell spell-checker.

One issue is related to a stack-based buffer over-read via an isolated character when processing a configuration file. The other issue is related to a heap-based buffer overflow.

For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 0.60.7~20110707-3+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your aspell packages.

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

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