Debian Security Advisory
DSA-4561-1 fribidi -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 08 Nov 2019
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 944327.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-18397.
- More information:
Alex Murray discovered a stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability in fribidi, an implementation of the Unicode Bidirectional Algorithm algorithm, which could result in denial of service or potentially the execution of arbitrary code, when processing a large number of unicode isolate directional characters.
For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.5-3.1+deb10u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your fribidi packages.
For the detailed security status of fribidi please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/fribidi