Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3742-1 flightgear -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 20 Dec 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-9956.
- More information:
It was discovered that the Flight Gear flight simulator performs insufficient sanitising of Nasal scripts which allows a malicious script to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running Flight Gear.
For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 3.0.0-5+deb8u1.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1:2016.4.3+dfsg-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your flightgear packages.