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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
libsolv security update
31 January 2020
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 8
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2019-20387
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Debian. It is recommended that administrators
running libsolv check for an updated version of the software for
their operating system.
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Package : libsolv
Version : 0.6.5-1+deb8u1
CVE ID : CVE-2019-20387
Debian Bug : 949611
repodata_schema2id in repodata.c in libsolv, a dependency solver library,
had a heap-based buffer over-read via a last schema whose length could be
less than the length of the input schema.
For Debian 8 "Jessie", this problem has been fixed in version
We recommend that you upgrade your libsolv 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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