Debian: DSA-3636-1: collectd security update

    Date30 Jul 2016
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Emilien Gaspar discovered that collectd, a statistics collection and monitoring daemon, incorrectly processed incoming network packets. This resulted in a heap overflow, allowing a remote attacker to either cause a DoS via application crash, or potentially execute
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3636-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                       Sebastien Delafond
    July 30, 2016                         https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : collectd
    CVE ID         : CVE-2016-6254
    Debian Bug     : 832507 832577
    
    Emilien Gaspar discovered that collectd, a statistics collection and
    monitoring daemon, incorrectly processed incoming network
    packets. This resulted in a heap overflow, allowing a remote attacker
    to either cause a DoS via application crash, or potentially execute
    arbitrary code.
    
    Additionally, security researchers at Columbia University and the
    University of Virginia discovered that collectd failed to verify a
    return value during initialization. This meant the daemon could
    sometimes be started without the desired, secure settings.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 5.4.1-6+deb8u1.
    
    For the testing (stretch) and unstable (sid) distributions, this
    problem has been fixed in version 5.5.2-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your collectd packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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