Descriptionnetserver in netperf 2.4.3 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on /tmp/netperf.debug.
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 severitymedium
Debian Bugs413658

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
netperf (PTS)jessie/non-free2.6.0-2fixed
sid/non-free, stretch/non-free2.6.0-2.1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[sarge] - netperf <no-dsa> (Non-free not supported)
[etch] - netperf <no-dsa> (Non-free not supported)

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