Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2795-1 gpsd -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
29 Oct 2021
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 925327.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-17937.
More information:

A security vulnerability was discovered in gpsd, the Global Positioning System daemon. A stack-based buffer overflow may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via traffic on port 2947/TCP or crafted JSON inputs.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 3.16-4+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your gpsd packages.

For the detailed security status of gpsd please refer to its security tracker page at:

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