Debian Security Advisory
DLA-648-1 c-ares -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 06 Oct 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 839151.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-5180.
- More information:
Gzob Qq discovered that the query-building functions in c-ares, an asynchronous DNS request library would not correctly process crafted query names, resulting in a heap buffer overflow and potentially leading to arbitrary code execution.
For Debian 7
Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.9.1-3+deb7u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your c-ares packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS