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Debian Security Advisory DSA 4159-1 (remctl - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

4 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

Santosh Ananthakrishnan discovered a use-after-free in remctl, a server for Kerberos-authenticated command execution. If the command is configured with the sudo option, this could potentially result in the execution of arbitrary code. The oldstable distribution (jessie) is not affected.

Affected Software

Affected Software

remctl 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 (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 3.13-1+deb9u1. We recommend that you upgrade your remctl packages. For the detailed security status of remctl please refer to its security tracker page linked in the references.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)