SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionOvidiu Mara reported in 2010 a vulnerability in the ping util, commonly used by system and network administrators. By carefully crafting ICMP responses, an attacker could make the ping command hangs.
SolutionUpgrade the inetutils packages.
For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2:1.6-3.1+squeeze2.