Debian Security Advisory

DLA-3273-1 libitext5-java -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
18 Jan 2023
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 1014597.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2021-43113.
More information:

It was discovered that the CompareTool of iText, a Java PDF library which uses the external ghostscript software to compare PDFs at a pixel level, allowed command injection when parsing a specially crafted filename.

For Debian 10 buster, this problem has been fixed in version 5.5.13-1+deb10u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libitext5-java packages.

For the detailed security status of libitext5-java please refer to its security tracker page at:

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