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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
libthrift-java security update
7 February 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 8
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Access Confidential Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2018-1320
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Debian. It is recommended that administrators
running libthrift-java check for an updated version of the software
for their operating system.
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Package : libthrift-java
Version : 0.9.1-2+deb8u1
CVE ID : CVE-2018-1320
Debian Bug : 918736
It was discovered that it was possible to bypass SASL negotiation
isComplete validation in libthrift-java, Java language support for the
Apache Thrift software framework. An assert used to determine if the
SASL handshake had successfully completed could be disabled in
production settings making the validation incomplete.
For Debian 8 "Jessie", this problem has been fixed in version
We recommend that you upgrade your libthrift-java packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
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