[SECURITY] [DSA 3636-1] collectd security update

From: Sebastien Delafond <seb@debian.org>
To: bugtraq@securityfocus.com
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Subject: [SECURITY] [DSA 3636-1] collectd security update
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3636-1                   security@debian.org
https://www.debian.org/security/                       Sebastien Delafond
July 30, 2016                         https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : collectd
CVE ID         : CVE-2016-6254
Debian Bug     : 832507 832577

Emilien Gaspar discovered that collectd, a statistics collection and
monitoring daemon, incorrectly processed incoming network
packets. This resulted in a heap overflow, allowing a remote attacker
to either cause a DoS via application crash, or potentially execute
arbitrary code.

Additionally, security researchers at Columbia University and the
University of Virginia discovered that collectd failed to verify a
return value during initialization. This meant the daemon could
sometimes be started without the desired, secure settings.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
version 5.4.1-6+deb8u1.

For the testing (stretch) and unstable (sid) distributions, this
problem has been fixed in version 5.5.2-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your collectd packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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