Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3869-1 tnef -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 01 Jun 2017
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 862442.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-8911.
- More information:
It was discovered that tnef, a tool used to unpack MIME attachments of type "application/ms-tnef", did not correctly validate its input. An attacker could exploit this by tricking a user into opening a malicious attachment, which would result in a denial-of-service by application crash.
For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1.4.9-1+deb8u3.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.4.12-1.2.
We recommend that you upgrade your tnef packages.