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Family: Debian Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

[DSA174] DSA-174-1 heartbeat Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-174-1 heartbeat

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Nathan Wallwork discovered a buffer overflow in heartbeat, a subsystem
for High-Availability Linux. A remote attacker could send a specially
crafted UDP packet that overflows a buffer, leaving heartbeat to
execute arbitrary code as root.
This problem has been fixed in version for the current
stable distribution (woody) and version for the unstable
distribution (sid). The old stable distribution (potato) doesn't
contain a heartbeat package.
We recommend that you upgrade your heartbeat package immediately if
you run internet connected servers that are heartbeat-monitored.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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