DescriptionAn issue was discovered in Leptonica through 1.75.3. The gplotMakeOutput function does not block '/' characters in the gplot rootname argument, potentially leading to path traversal and arbitrary file overwrite.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs898439

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
leptonlib (PTS)buster1.76.0-1+deb10u1fixed
buster (security)1.76.0-1+deb10u2fixed
sid, trixie, bookworm1.82.0-3fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[wheezy] - leptonlib <ignored> (Minor issue)
The patch deactivates debugging functions by default and thus changes behaviour.

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