Debian Security Advisory DSA 3766-1 (mapserver - security update)

Published: 2017-01-18 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
mapserver on Debian Linux

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 6.4.1-5+deb8u3. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 7.0.4-1. We recommend that you upgrade your mapserver Linux Distribution Packages.

It was discovered that mapserver, a CGI-based framework for Internet map services, was vulnerable to a stack-based overflow. This issue allowed a remote user to crash the service, or potentially execute arbitrary code.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

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


CVSS Score

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