Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3221-1 das-watchdog -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 12 Apr 2015
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 781806.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-2831.
- More information:
Adam Sampson discovered a buffer overflow in the handling of the XAUTHORITY environment variable in das-watchdog, a watchdog daemon to ensure a realtime process won't hang the machine. A local user can exploit this flaw to escalate his privileges and execute arbitrary code as root.
For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.0-2+deb7u1.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.0-3.1.
We recommend that you upgrade your das-watchdog packages.