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Debian: 'ePerl' buffer overflows Print E-mail
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Debian Fumitoshi Ukai and Denis Barbier have found several potential buffer overflow bugs in our version of ePerl as distributed in all of our distributions.

Debian Security Advisory DSA-034-1                                            Martin Schulze
March 7, 2001

Package        : ePerl
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Type           : local and remote root exploit
Debian-specific: no

Fumitoshi Ukai and Denis Barbier have found several potential buffer
overflow bugs in our version of ePerl as distributed in all of our

When eperl is installed setuid root, it can switch to the UID/GID of
the scripts owner.  Although Debian doesn't ship the program setuid
root, this is a useful feature which people may have activated
locally.  When the program is used as /usr/lib/cgi-bin/nph-eperl the
bugs could lead into a remote vulnerability as well.

Version 2.2.14-0.7potato2 fixes this.

We recommend you upgrade your eperl 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: e15ca9f85d8b5265f5b992d6a3dc4ac6
      MD5 checksum: 260a3dd611c5a637460adca94d3929c0
      MD5 checksum: 0213580b6711b5312d1873f9732ae8d6

  Intel ia32 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 9675e82dd0a6a04ce32dca5a30bed8bc

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: c6b4cf3e84020a3baf0f913edda039e3

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 0218aff205881cf26319c5d1a4dbf1eb

  Alpha architecture:
      MD5 checksum: b1fcca3e86e223622c12c9c3d904a7e0

  PowerPC architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 2ac8090cbbded6cc23459d0eae7f5431

  ARM architecture:
      MD5 checksum: acc616361b0974c0e7fe04605c8c16e9

  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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