Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 2064-1] ldm security update)

Published: 2020-01-11 04:00:26
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'ldm' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the DSA-2064-1 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
It was discovered that a hook script of ldm, the display manager for the Linux Terminal Server Project incorrectly parsed responses from an SSH server which could result in local root privilege escalation.

Affected Versions:
'ldm' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Debian Linux.

Recommendations:
For Debian 8 'Jessie', this issue has been fixed in ldm version 2:2.2.15-2+deb8u1. We recommend that you upgrade your ldm Linux Distribution Packages.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-20373

References:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2020/01/msg00007.html
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/DLA-2064-1
https://bugs.debian.org/948538

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
5.0

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