Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2822-1 netkit-rsh -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
18 Nov 2021
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-7282, CVE-2019-7283.
More information:

Two issues have been found in netkit-rsh, client and server programs for remote shell connections. Due to insufficient input validation in path names sent by server, a malicious server can do arbitrary file overwrites in the target directory or modify permissions of the target directory.

For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 0.17-17+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your netkit-rsh packages.

For the detailed security status of netkit-rsh please refer to its security tracker page at:

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