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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
gpsd security update
1 April 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 8
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2018-17937
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Package : gpsd
Version : 3.11-3+deb8u1
CVE ID : CVE-2018-17937
Debian Bug : 925327
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
For Debian 8 "Jessie", this problem has been fixed in version
We recommend that you upgrade your gpsd packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
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