Ping "buf" buffer overflow

ping-buf-bo (5431) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Red Hat Linux is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the ping command. An attacker could overflow the static buffer 'buf'. The ping command in Linux based operating systems, specifically found in Red Hat Linux, must be installed setuid root to function normally.




Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory RHSA-2000:087-02. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • RedHat Linux 6.2
  • RedHat Linux 7
  • RedHat Linux 7.1
  • RedHat Linux 7.2
  • RedHat Linux 7.3
  • Unix Unix


Oct 18, 2000

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