Debian Security Advisory

DLA-3054-1 sleuthkit -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
20 Jun 2022
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-13755, CVE-2017-13756, CVE-2017-13760, CVE-2018-19497, CVE-2020-10232, CVE-2019-1010065.
More information:
  • CVE-2017-13755

    Opening a crafted ISO 9660 image triggers an out-of-bounds read in iso9660_proc_dir() in tsk/fs/iso9660_dent.c in libtskfs.a, as demonstrated by fls.

  • CVE-2017-13756

    Opening a crafted disk image triggers infinite recursion in dos_load_ext_table() in tsk/vs/dos.c in libtskvs.a, as demonstrated by mmls.

  • CVE-2017-13760

    fls hangs on a corrupt exfat image in tsk_img_read() in tsk/img/img_io.c in libtskimg.a.

  • CVE-2018-19497

    In The Sleuth Kit (TSK) through 4.6.4, hfs_cat_traverse in tsk/fs/hfs.c does not properly determine when a key length is too large, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (SEGV on unknown address with READ memory access in a tsk_getu16 call in hfs_dir_open_meta_cb in tsk/fs/hfs_dent.c).

  • CVE-2020-10232

    Prevent a stack buffer overflow in yaffsfs_istat by increasing the buffer size to the size required by tsk_fs_time_to_str.

  • CVE-2019-1010065

    The Sleuth Kit 4.6.0 and earlier is affected by: Integer Overflow. The impact is: Opening crafted disk image triggers crash in tsk/fs/hfs_dent.c:237. The component is: Overflow in fls tool used on HFS image. Bug is in tsk/fs/hfs.c file in function hfs_cat_traverse() in lines: 952, 1062. The attack vector is: Victim must open a crafted HFS filesystem image.

For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 4.4.0-5+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your sleuthkit packages.

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