Debian Security Advisory
DSA-4167-1 sharutils -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 05 Apr 2018
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 893525.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-1000097.
- More information:
A buffer-overflow vulnerability was discovered in Sharutils, a set of utilities handle Shell Archives. An attacker with control on the input of the unshar command, could crash the application or execute arbitrary code in the its context.
For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1:4.14-2+deb8u1.
For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1:4.15.2-2+deb9u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your sharutils packages.
For the detailed security status of sharutils please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/sharutils