Debian DSA-2645-1 : inetutils - denial of service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 65558


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Ovidiu 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.


Upgrade the inetutils packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2:1.6-3.1+squeeze2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 65558

File Name: debian_DSA-2645.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/03/15

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:inetutils, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/03/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2529

BID: 41911

DSA: 2645