Debian Security Advisory

DLA-884-1 collectd -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
04 Apr 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-7401.
More information:

It was discovered that there was an infinite loop vulnerability in collectd, a statistics collection and monitoring daemon.

When a correct Signature part is received by an instance configured without the AuthFile option, an endless loop occurs in the parse_packet routine due to a missing pointer increment to the next unprocessed part.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, this issue has been fixed in collectd version 5.1.0-3+deb7u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your collectd packages.