DescriptionAn issue was discovered in libtskfs.a in The Sleuth Kit (TSK) from release 4.0.2 through to 4.6.1. An out-of-bounds read of a memory region was found in the function ntfs_make_data_run in tsk/fs/ntfs.c which could be leveraged by an attacker to disclose information or manipulated to read from unmapped memory causing a denial of service attack.
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 (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs902187

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
sleuthkit (PTS)jessie4.1.3-4vulnerable
jessie (security)4.1.3-4+deb8u1vulnerable
buster, sid4.6.5-1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[buster] - sleuthkit <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - sleuthkit <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - sleuthkit <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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