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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1587-1 (mtr)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to mtr announced via advisory DSA 1587-1.

Insight

Insight

Adam Zabrocki discovered that under certain circumstances mtr, a full screen ncurses and X11 traceroute tool, could be tricked into executing arbitrary code via overly long reverse DNS records. For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 0.71-2etch1. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 0.73-1. We recommend that you upgrade your mtr package.

Solution

Solution

https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%201587-1

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