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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2645-1 (inetutils - denial of service)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

9 years ago

Modified

Modified

1 year ago

Summary

Ovidiu Mara reported in 2010 a vulnerability in the ping util, commonly used by system and network administrators. By carefully crafting ICMP responses, an attacker could make the ping command hangs.

Affected Software

Affected Software

inetutils on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2:1.6-3.1+squeeze2. For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2:1.9-2. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2:1.9-2. We recommend that you upgrade your inetutils packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)