DescriptionThe parse_datetime function in GNU coreutils allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted date string, as demonstrated by the "--date=TZ="123"345" @1" string to the touch or date command.
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NVD severityhigh

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
coreutils (PTS)stretch8.26-3fixed
bookworm, sid, bullseye8.32-4fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[wheezy] - coreutils <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[squeeze] - coreutils <no-dsa> (Minor issue);filename=date-tz-crash.patch;att=1;bug=16872;filename=coreutils-date-crash.patch;att=1;bug=16872

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