DescriptionBuffer overflow in the whois client, which is not setuid but is sometimes called from within CGI programs, may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long command line option.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severityhigh

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
whois (PTS)stretch5.2.17~deb9u1fixed
bookworm, bullseye, sid5.5.10fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs

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