Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1039-1 rkhunter -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
25 Jul 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-7480.
More information:
  • CVE-2017-7480

    The original patch introduces new regex to better check for allowed download URLs. Other versions of the package in Jessie, Stretch and Sid don't apply that patch but just disable the download of everything by default via rkhunter.conf. In order to make this version consistent with all the other distributions and don't break existing installations, this will be done in Wheezy as well.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.0-1+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your rkhunter packages.

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