Debian DLA-2341-1 : inetutils security update

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 139773

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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


In inetutils-telnetd, an implementation of a telnet daemon, arbitrary remote code execution might have been possible via short writes or urgent data.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 2:1.9.4-2+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your inetutils-telnetd packages.

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

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: 139773

File Name: debian_DLA-2341.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/08/25

Updated: 2020/08/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 5.9

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:9.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/08/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/03/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-10188