Debian GNU/Linux netstd multiple utilities buffer overflow

netstd-utilities-bo (9164) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

The netstd package is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper handling of resolved hostnames. A remote attacker in control of a DNS (Domain Name System) server could overflow a buffer in one of the affected utilities to possibly execute arbitrary code on the system.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

The netstd 3.07-17 package is a legacy package and should be removed from your system as recommended by Debian. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux
  • Debian netstd 3.07

Reported:

May 24, 2002

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