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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
inetutils security update
18 May 2020
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 8
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2020-10188
Revision History: May 18 2020: May 18 2020: Sending with new PGP key
May 15 2020: Initial Release
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Package : inetutils
Version : 2:126.96.36.199.3a460-3+deb8u1
CVE ID : CVE-2020-10188
Debian Bug : 956084
NOTE: This DLA was intially sent on 2020-04-14 but for reasons unknown
failed to reach the mailing list. It is being re-sent now to ensure
that it appears in the mailing list archive. No new version of
inetutils has been published since version 2:188.8.131.52.3a460-3+deb8u1
described in the original advisory.
A vulnerability was discovered in the telnetd component of inetutils, a
collection of network utilities. Execution of arbitrary remote code was
possible through short writes or urgent data.
For Debian 8 "Jessie", this problem has been fixed in version
We recommend that you upgrade your inetutils 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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