DescriptionThe AX.25 daemon (ax25d) in ax25-tools before 0.0.8-13 does not check the return value of a setuid call. The setuid call is responsible for dropping privileges but if the call fails the daemon would continue to run with root privileges which can allow possible privilege escalation.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs638198

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
ax25-tools (PTS)buster0.0.10-rc4-3fixed
sid, trixie, bookworm0.0.10-rc5+git20190411+3595f87-6fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[lenny] - ax25-tools <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[squeeze] - ax25-tools <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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