GNATS format string attack

gnats-format-string (16517) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

GNATS is vulnerable to a format string attack. A remote attacker could use this vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands on the system.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

For Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (alias woody):
Upgrade to the latest gnats package (3.999.beta1+cvs20020303-2 or later), as listed in DSA 590-1. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0
  • GNU GNATS 4.0

Reported:

Jun 25, 2004

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