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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.892183
Category:Debian Local Security Checks
Title:Debian LTS: Security Advisory for libgsf (DLA-2183-1)
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'libgsf'; package(s) announced via the DLA-2183-1 advisory.
Description:Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'libgsf'
package(s) announced via the DLA-2183-1 advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
It was discovered that there was a null pointer deference exploit in
libgsf, a I/O abstraction library for GNOME.

An error within the 'tar_directory_for_file()' function could be exploited
to trigger a null pointer dereference and subsequently cause a crash via a
crafted TAR file.

Affected Software/OS:
'libgsf' package(s) on Debian Linux.

Solution:
For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version
1.14.30-2+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libgsf packages.

CVSS Score:
4.3

CVSS Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2016-9888
BugTraq ID: 94860
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/94860
https://github.com/GNOME/libgsf/commit/95a8351a75758cf10b3bf6abae0b6b461f90d9e5
https://secunia.com/advisories/71201/
https://secunia.com/secunia_research/2016-17/
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2020/04/msg00016.html
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