Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2839-1 gerbv -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
03 Dec 2021
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2021-40391.
More information:

One security issue has been discovered in gerbv: a viewer for Gerber RS-274X files.

It was discovered that an out-of-bounds write vulnerability exists in the drill format T-code tool. A specially-crafted drill file can lead to code execution. An attacker can provide a malicious file to trigger this vulnerability.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 2.6.1-2+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your gerbv packages.

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

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