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socat -- format string vulnerability


Socat Security Advisory 1 states:

socat up to version contains a syslog() based format string vulnerability. This issue was originally reported by CoKi on 19 Oct.2004 Further investigation showed that this vulnerability could under some circumstances lead to local or remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the socat process.



portaudit: socat -- format string vulnerability

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