DescriptionBuffer overflow in cfingerd 1.4.3 and earlier with the ALLOW_LINE_PARSING option enabled allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a long line in the .nofinger file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, web search, more)
NVD severityhigh (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs104394
Debian/oldoldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/oldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
cfingerd (PTS)squeeze, squeeze (security)1.4.3-3+squeeze1fixed
stretch, sid, jessie, wheezy1.4.3-3.1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


1.4.3-1.2 is not in the PTS, but 1.4.3-1.2 incorporates
its changes.

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