CVE-2015-0885

NameCVE-2015-0885
Descriptioncheckpw 1.02 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a -- (dash dash) in a username.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-191-1, DSA-3192-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs780139

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
checkpw (PTS)wheezy, wheezy (security)1.02-1+deb7u1fixed
buster, sid, jessie, stretch1.02-1.1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
checkpwsource(unstable)1.02-1.1medium780139
checkpwsourcesqueeze1.02-1+deb6u1mediumDLA-191-1
checkpwsourcewheezy1.02-1+deb7u1mediumDSA-3192-1

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