[SECURITY] [DLA 668-1] libass security update

Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2016-10-19T11:53:15


Package : libass Version : 0.10.0-3+deb7u1 CVE ID : CVE-2016-7969 CVE-2016-7972

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in libass, a library for manipulating the SubStation Alpha (SSA) subtitle file format. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following issues.

CVE-2016-7969 Mode 0/3 line wrapping equalization in specific cases which could result in illegal reads while laying out and shaping text.

CVE-2016-7972 Memory reallocation issue in the shaper which lead to undefined behavior

For Debian 7 "Wheezy", these problems have been fixed in version 0.10.0-3+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libass 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