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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
uriparser security update
19 February 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 8
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Access Confidential Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2018-20721
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Package : uriparser
Version : 0.8.0.1-2+deb8u2
CVE ID : CVE-2018-20721
Joergen Ibsen reported an issue with uriparser, a URI parsing library
compliant with RFC 3986.
An Out-of-bounds read for incomplete URIs with IPv6 addresses with
embedded IPv4 address, e.g. "//[::44.1", were possible.
For Debian 8 "Jessie", this problem has been fixed in version
We recommend that you upgrade your uriparser 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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