CVE-2016-6254

NameCVE-2016-6254
DescriptionHeap-based buffer overflow in the parse_packet function in network.c in collectd before 5.4.3 and 5.x before 5.5.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted network packet.
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)
ReferencesDLA-575-1, DSA-3636-1
NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs832507

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
collectd (PTS)stretch5.7.1-1.1fixed
buster5.8.1-1.3fixed
bullseye, sid5.11.0-7fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
collectdsourcewheezy5.1.0-3+deb7u1DLA-575-1
collectdsourcejessie5.4.1-6+deb8u1DSA-3636-1
collectdsource(unstable)5.5.2-1832507

Notes

https://github.com/collectd/collectd/commit/b589096f907052b3a4da2b9ccc9b0e2e888dfc18
https://github.com/collectd/collectd/commit/8b4fed9940e02138b7e273e56863df03d1a39ef7

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