DescriptionA use-after-free flaw was found in PackageKitd. In some conditions, the order of cleanup mechanics for a transaction could be impacted. As a result, some memory access could occur on memory regions that were previously freed. Once freed, a memory region can be reused for other allocations and any previously stored data in this memory region is considered lost.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs1060016

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
packagekit (PTS)buster1.1.12-5vulnerable
trixie, sid1.2.8-2vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[bookworm] - packagekit <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[bullseye] - packagekit <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[buster] - packagekit <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
Reducing impact via: (v1.2.7)

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