Descriptionicat in Brian Carrier The Sleuth Kit (TSK) before 2.09 omits NULL pointer checks in certain code paths, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL dereference and application crash) and prevent examination of certain NTFS files via a malformed NTFS image.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
sleuthkit (PTS)stretch4.4.0-5fixed
bullseye, sid4.10.1+dfsg-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


Labelling this as a security problem is a bit far-fetched.

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