Debian Security Advisory

DLA-790-1 mapserver -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
19 Jan 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-5522.
More information:

It was discovered that mapserver, a CGI-based framework for Internet map services, was vulnerable to a stack-based overflow. This issue allowed a remote user to crash the service, or potentially execute arbitrary code.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 6.0.1-3.2+deb7u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your mapserver packages.

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