Debian Security Advisory
DLA-2789-1 squashfs-tools -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 20 Oct 2021
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2021-41072.
- More information:
Richard Weinberger reported that unsquashfs in squashfs-tools, the tools to create and extract Squashfs filesystems, does not check for duplicate filenames within a directory. An attacker can take advantage of this flaw for writing to arbitrary files to the filesystem if a malformed Squashfs image is processed.
For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 1:4.3-3+deb9u3.
We recommend that you upgrade your squashfs-tools packages.
For the detailed security status of squashfs-tools please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/squashfs-tools
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS