Debian Security Advisory

DLA-3014-1 elog -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
18 May 2022
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-8659.
More information:

A vulnerability was reported in src:elog, a logbook system to manage notes through a Web interface. This vulnerability allows remote attackers to create a denial-of-service condition on affected installations of ELOG Electronic Logbook. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists within the processing of HTTP parameters. A crafted request can trigger the dereference of a null pointer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to create a denial-of-service condition.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 3.1.2-1-1+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your elog packages.

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

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: