Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2645-1 inetutils -- denial of service
- Date Reported:
- 14 Mar 2013
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2010-2529.
- More information:
Ovidiu Mara reported in 2010 a vulnerability in the ping util, commonly used by system and network administrators. By carefully crafting ICMP responses, an attacker could make the ping command hangs.
For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2:1.6-3.1+squeeze2.
For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2:1.9-2.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2:1.9-2.
We recommend that you upgrade your inetutils packages.