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A libonig regression update has been released for Debian GNU/Linux 9 LTS to undo CVE-2020-26159 after it was a false-positive.

DLA 2431-2: libonig regression update

Debian LTS Advisory DLA-2431-2 Markus Koschany
January 30, 2021

Package : libonig
Version : 6.1.3-2+deb9u2
CVE ID : CVE-2020-26159

It was discovered that CVE-2020-26159 in the Oniguruma regular
expressions library, notably used in PHP mbstring, was a false-positive. In
consequence the patch for CVE-2020-26159 was reverted. For reference, the
original advisory text follows.


In Oniguruma an attacker able to supply a regular expression for
compilation may be able to overflow a buffer by one byte in
concat_opt_exact_str in src/regcomp.c

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your libonig packages.

For the detailed security status of libonig please refer to
its security tracker page at:

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
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