Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1253-1 openocd -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
21 Jan 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 887488.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-5704.
More information:

OpenOCD, an on-chip JTAG debug solution for ARM and MIPS systems, does not block attempts to use HTTP POST for sending data to localhost, which allows remote attackers to conduct cross-protocol scripting attacks, and consequently execute arbitrary commands, via a crafted web site.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 0.5.0-1+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your openocd packages.

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