Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4160-1 libevt -- security update

Date Reported:
01 Apr 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-8754.
More information:

It was discovered that insufficient input sanitising in libevt, a library to access the Windows Event Log (EVT) format, could result in denial of service if a malformed EVT file is processed.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 20170120-1+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libevt packages.

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