DescriptionAn issue was discovered in PSPP 1.6.2. There is a heap-based buffer overflow at the function read_bytes_internal in utilities/pspp-dump-sav.c, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact. This issue is different from CVE-2018-20230.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs1019597

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
pspp (PTS)buster1.2.0-3vulnerable
sid, trixie2.0.1-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[bullseye] - pspp <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[buster] - pspp <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
Starting with 1.6.2-2, pspp-dump-sav is no longer installed, using that as the fixed version

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