Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3949-1 augeas -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 21 Aug 2017
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 872400.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-7555.
- More information:
Han Han of Red Hat discovered that augeas, a configuration editing tool, improperly handled some escaped strings. A remote attacker could leverage this flaw by sending maliciously crafted strings, thus causing an augeas-enabled application to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code.
For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.0-0.2+deb8u2.
For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1.8.0-1+deb9u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your augeas packages.