Debian LTS: Security Advisory for iperf3 (DLA-2080-1)

Published: 2020-01-28 04:00:04
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

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

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'iperf3' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the DLA-2080-1 advisory.

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

Technical Details:
An issue has been found in iperf3, an Internet Protocol bandwidth measuring tool. Bad handling of UTF8/16 strings in an embedded library could cause a denial of service (crash) or execution of arbitrary code by putting special characters in a JSON string, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.

Affected Versions:
'iperf3' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Debian Linux.

Recommendations:
For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 3.0.7-1+deb8u1. We recommend that you upgrade your iperf3 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-2016-4303

References:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2020/01/msg00023.html
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/DLA-2080-1
https://bugs.debian.org/827116

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Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.5

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