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Debian: 'splitvt' multiple vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Debian Numerous buffer overflow and a format string attacks exist in previous versions.

- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Debian Security Advisory DSA-014-2                                            Martin Schulze
January 23, 2001
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Package        : splitvt
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow and format string attack
Debian-specific: no

This advisory is only a corrected security advisory for DSA 014-1
since I wasn't careful enough last night and files from an older
advisory back from June 2000 slipped through.  To keep confusion to a
minimum this advisory contains all relevant URLs - and only these.

It was reported recently that splitvt is vulnerable to numerous buffer
overflow attack and a format string attack.  An attacker was able to
gain access to the tty group.

We recommend you upgrade your splitvt package immediately.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
- ------------------------------------

  Potato was released for the alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc

  Source archives:
      MD5 checksum: 475d1066c013102625c79757b3615d9b
      MD5 checksum: dcfd3f56c5f7a3686e35a2de47614944
      MD5 checksum: f93974daa4f39945b3d5b9cc39bb1b0f

  Intel ia32 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: ccb41228b11505bb25dc2f09830b3964

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: fae77f348ae28c89de0e51965cbafd35

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 7bfd098f4a8f884a63805ae13c1e9cea

  Alpha architecture:
      MD5 checksum: e960372181b65e167c41f36707ef48cf

  PowerPC architecture:
      MD5 checksum: d0d3b36c20b2999c7c7610a48866167e

  ARM architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 1d697bed936476ae88fd478aba112be8

  These files will be moved into*/binary-$arch/ soon.

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory$arch/ .

- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and

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