Descriptionlibaspell.a in GNU Aspell before 0.60.8 has a buffer over-read for a string ending with a single '\0' byte, if the encoding is set to ucs-2 or ucs-4 outside of the application, as demonstrated by the ASPELL_CONF environment variable.
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NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs935128

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
aspell (PTS)stretch0.60.7~20110707-3vulnerable
stretch (security)0.60.7~20110707-3+deb9u1vulnerable
buster, buster (security)0.60.7~20110707-6+deb10u1vulnerable
bookworm, sid0.60.8-4fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


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