Debian 9955 Published by

A beep security update has been released for Debian GNU/Linux 8 Extended LTS to address a DoS issue.

ELA-621-1 beep security update

Package beep
Version 1.3-3+deb8u2
Related CVEs CVE-2018-1000532

beep, an advanced PC-speaker beeper, contains a External Control of File Name or Path vulnerability in –device option that can result in Local unprivileged user can inhibit execution of arbitrary programs by other users, allowing DoS. This attack appear to be exploitable via The system must allow local users to run beep.

For Debian 8 jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 1.3-3+deb8u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your beep packages.

Further information about Extended LTS security advisories can be found at:

  ELA-621-1 beep security update