Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2176-1 inetutils -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
14 Apr 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 956084.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-10188.
More information:

A vulnerability was discovered in the telnetd component of inetutils, a collection of network utilities. Execution of arbitrary remote code was possible through short writes or urgent data.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 2:

We recommend that you upgrade your inetutils packages.

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