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axel -- remote buffer overflow


A Debian Security Advisory reports:

Ulf Härnhammar from the Debian Security Audit Project discovered a buffer overflow in axel, a light download accelerator. When reading remote input the program did not check if a part of the input can overflow a buffer and maybe trigger the execution of arbitrary code.



portaudit: axel -- remote buffer overflow

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