DescriptionBuffer overflow in iwconfig allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a long HOME environment variable.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
wireless-tools (PTS)buster30~pre9-13fixed
sid, trixie, bookworm30~pre9-14fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
wireless-toolssource(unstable)(not affected)


- wireless-tools <not-affected> (iwconfig not setuid/setgid in Debian)

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