GNATS format string attack

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


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


Gain Access


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.


Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0
  • GNU GNATS 4.0


Jun 25, 2004

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