DescriptionGNU inetutils through 2.4 may allow privilege escalation because of unchecked return values of set*id() family functions in ftpd, rcp, rlogin, rsh, rshd, and uucpd. This is, for example, relevant if the setuid system call fails when a process is trying to drop privileges before letting an ordinary user control the activities of the process.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs1049365

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
inetutils (PTS)buster2:1.9.4-7+deb10u1vulnerable
buster (security)2:1.9.4-7+deb10u2vulnerable
sid, trixie2:2.4-3fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[bookworm] - inetutils <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[bullseye] - inetutils <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[buster] - inetutils <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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