Descriptiontcptraceroute 1.4 and earlier does not fully drop privileges after obtaining a file descriptor for capturing packets, which may allow local users to gain access to the descriptor via a separate vulnerability in tcptraceroute.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
tcptraceroute (PTS)buster1.5beta7+debian-4fixed
bookworm, bullseye, sid1.5beta7+debian-4.1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs

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