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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3636-1 (collectd - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.4

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

5 years ago

Modified

Modified

7 months ago

Summary

Emilien Gaspar discovered that collectd, a statistics collection and monitoring daemon, incorrectly processed incoming network packets. This resulted in a heap overflow, allowing a remote attacker to either cause a DoS via application crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code. Additionally, security researchers at Columbia University and the University of Virginia discovered that collectd failed to verify a return value during initialization. This meant the daemon could sometimes be started without the desired, secure settings.

Affected Software

Affected Software

collectd 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 (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 5.4.1-6+deb8u1. For the testing (stretch) and unstable (sid) distributions, this problem has been fixed in version 5.5.2-1. We recommend that you upgrade your collectd packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)

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1. Download Multipass

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1. If you don’t have it already, install Brew. Then, to install Multipass simply execute:

brew install --cask multipass

2. Launch a multipass instance

multipass launch -c 2 -m 6G -d 20G -n mageni 20.04 && multipass shell mageni

2. Install Mageni

curl -sL https://www.mageni.net/installation | sudo bash

1. Download the installer for Windows

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2. Ensure your network is private

Make sure your local network is designated as private, otherwise Windows prevents Multipass from starting.

3. Run the installer

You need to allow the installer to gain Administrator privileges.

4. Launch a multipass instance

multipass launch -c 2 -m 6G -d 20G -n mageni 20.04

5. Log into the multipass instance

multipass shell mageni

6. Install Mageni

curl -sL https://www.mageni.net/installation | sudo bash