Remote code execution in Netatalk

Published: 2023-09-18
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2023-42464
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Server applications / File servers (FTP/HTTP)

Vendor Netatalk

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Type Confusion

EUVDB-ID: #VU80842

Risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2023-42464


Exploit availability:


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a type confusion error within the dalloc_value_for_key() function when parsing Spotlight RPC packets. A remote attacker can send specially crafted Spotlight RPC packets to the application, trigger a type confusion error and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.


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Vulnerable software versions

Netatalk: 3.0 - 3.1.16

Fixed software versions

CPE2.3 External links

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