DescriptionMultiple format string vulnerabilities in mcrypt 2.6.8 and earlier might allow user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via vectors involving (1) errors.c or (2) mcrypt.c.
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NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
mcrypt (PTS)stretch2.6.8-1.3fixed
bullseye, sid, buster2.6.8-4fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[squeeze] - mcrypt <no-dsa> (minor issue, it doesn't affect libmcrypt)

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