DescriptionA flaw was found in the hivex library. This flaw allows an attacker to input a specially crafted Windows Registry (hive) file, which would cause hivex to recursively call the _get_children() function, leading to a stack overflow. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs991860

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
hivex (PTS)buster, buster (security)1.3.18-1+deb10u1vulnerable
sid, trixie, bookworm1.3.23-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[bullseye] - hivex <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[buster] - hivex <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - hivex <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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