Debian DLA-2176-1 : inetutils security update

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 136630

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VPR Score: 6.7


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


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: 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 2:

We recommend that you upgrade your inetutils packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 136630

File Name: debian_DLA-2176.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/05/15

Updated: 2020/09/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:inetutils-ftp, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:inetutils-ftpd, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:inetutils-inetd, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:inetutils-ping, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:inetutils-syslogd, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:inetutils-talk, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:inetutils-talkd, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:inetutils-telnet, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:inetutils-telnetd, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:inetutils-tools, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:inetutils-traceroute, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/05/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/03/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-10188

IAVA: 2020-A-0293