Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4159-1 remctl -- security update

Date Reported:
01 Apr 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-0493.
More information:

Santosh Ananthakrishnan discovered a use-after-free in remctl, a server for Kerberos-authenticated command execution. If the command is configured with the sudo option, this could potentially result in the execution of arbitrary code.

The oldstable distribution (jessie) is not affected.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 3.13-1+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your remctl packages.

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