DescriptionAn exploitable command injection vulnerability exists in the gplotMakeOutput function of Leptonica 1.74.4. A specially crafted gplot rootname argument can cause a command injection resulting in arbitrary code execution. An attacker can provide a malicious path as input to an application that passes attacker data to this function to trigger this vulnerability.
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 severityhigh
Debian Bugs889759

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
leptonlib (PTS)stretch1.74.1-1vulnerable
stretch (security)1.74.1-1+deb9u1vulnerable
bookworm, sid, bullseye1.79.0-1.1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[stretch] - leptonlib <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - leptonlib <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
When fixing this issue make sure the fix is complete and includes as well
to not open CVE-2018-7440.

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