Debian: DSA-3949-1: augeas security update

    Date21 Aug 2017
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Han Han of Red Hat discovered that augeas, a configuration editing tool, improperly handled some escaped strings. A remote attacker could leverage this flaw by sending maliciously crafted strings, thus causing an augeas-enabled application to crash or potentially execute
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3949-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                       Sebastien Delafond
    August 21, 2017                       https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : augeas
    CVE ID         : CVE-2017-7555
    Debian Bug     : 872400
    
    Han Han of Red Hat discovered that augeas, a configuration editing
    tool, improperly handled some escaped strings. A remote attacker could
    leverage this flaw by sending maliciously crafted strings, thus
    causing an augeas-enabled application to crash or potentially execute
    arbitrary code.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed
    in version 1.2.0-0.2+deb8u2.
    
    For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.8.0-1+deb9u1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your augeas packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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