DescriptionAn issue has been found in HTSlib 1.8. It is a memory leak in fai_read in faidx.c. NOTE: This has been disputed with the assertion that this vulnerability exists in the test harness and HTSlib users would be aware of the need to destruct this object returned by fai_load() in their own code
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
htslib (PTS)bullseye1.11-4fixed
sid, trixie1.20+ds-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


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

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