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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
[DLA 1610-1] sleuthkit security update
18 December 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 8
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2018-19497
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Debian. It is recommended that administrators
running sleuthkit check for an updated version of the software for
their operating system.
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Package : sleuthkit
Version : 4.1.3-4+deb8u1
CVE ID : CVE-2018-19497
Debian Bug : 914796
It was discovered that the Sleuth Kit (TSK) through version 4.6.4 is
affected by a buffer over-read vulnerability. The tsk_getu16 call in
hfs_dir_open_meta_cb (tsk/fs/hfs_dent.c) does not properly check
boundaries. This vulnerability might be leveraged by remote attackers
using crafted filesystem images to cause denial of service or any other
For Debian 8 "Jessie", this problem has been fixed in version
We recommend that you upgrade your sleuthkit packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
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