Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3352-1 screen -- security update

Date Reported:
04 Sep 2015
Affected Packages:
screen
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 797624.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-6806.
More information:

A vulnerability was found in screen causing a stack overflow which results in crashing the screen server process, resulting in denial of service.

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 4.1.0~20120320gitdb59704-7+deb7u1.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 4.2.1-3+deb8u1.

For the testing (stretch) and unstable (sid) distributions, this problem has been fixed in version 4.3.1-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your screen packages.