Debian Security Advisory
DLA-2080-1 iperf3 -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 27 Jan 2020
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 827116.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-4303.
- More information:
An issue has been found in iperf3, an Internet Protocol bandwidth measuring tool. Bad handling of UTF8/16 strings in an embedded library could cause a denial of service (crash) or execution of arbitrary code by putting special characters in a JSON string, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.
For Debian 8
Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 3.0.7-1+deb8u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your iperf3 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