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Debian: 'slrn' buffer overflow Print E-mail
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Debian slrn might overflow a buffer which could result into executingarbitraty code encoded in the message.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-040-1                   security@debian.org 
http://www.debian.org/security/                         Wichert Akkerman
March  9, 2001
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Package        : slrn
Problem type   : buffer overflow
Debian-specific: no

Bill Nottingham reported a problem in the wrapping/unwrapping
functions of the slrn newsreader. A long header in a message
might overflow a buffer and which could result into executing
arbitraty code encoded in the message.

The default configuration does not have wrapping enable, but it
can easily be enabled either by changing the configuration or
pressing W while viewing a message.

This has been fixed in version 0.9.6.2-9potato1 and we recommand
that you upgrade your slrn package immediately.

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


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

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

  Source archives:
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/slrn_0.9.6.2-9potato1.diff.gz
      MD5 checksum: 5dd13f483c2fa61d6fd6370f7813df82
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/slrn_0.9.6.2-9potato1.dsc
      MD5 checksum: 813ad9482041914b484428281fc28ad8
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/slrn_0.9.6.2.orig.tar.gz
      MD5 checksum: 7ce442af03aeafb88a636183955c270e

  Alpha architecture:
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/slrn_0.9.6.2-9potato1_alpha.deb
      MD5 checksum: 8329209a6aa996d1ae6d661f56dd3188
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/slrnpull_0.9.6.2-9potato1_alpha.deb
      MD5 checksum: 91cd53de5c2c8cd58fecbec3c703156b

  ARM architecture:
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/slrn_0.9.6.2-9potato1_arm.deb
      MD5 checksum: 25e04bc0fbf2f7d6f04005c2ecb4831d
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/slrnpull_0.9.6.2-9potato1_arm.deb
      MD5 checksum: eef5b32a35d8193cfbe7988f683f70bf

  Intel ia32 architecture:
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/slrn_0.9.6.2-9potato1_i386.deb
      MD5 checksum: c871721245934e479a70fc712fa24021
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/slrnpull_0.9.6.2-9potato1_i386.deb
      MD5 checksum: 2e8c43ac86e3a28ca5c65f40c47315d8

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/slrn_0.9.6.2-9potato1_m68k.deb
      MD5 checksum: a30edb247ac6bed594a848421588e8bb
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/slrnpull_0.9.6.2-9potato1_m68k.deb
      MD5 checksum: 7aeeca1532ef2d384d98990aa51c5bc8

  PowerPC architecture:
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/slrn_0.9.6.2-9potato1_powerpc.deb
      MD5 checksum: f7fdde7f8a5028812fb5d06779c0fb63
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/slrnpull_0.9.6.2-9potato1_powerpc.deb
      MD5 checksum: 74a4648cdcfaf38243f7654a9b496832

  Sun Sparc architecture:
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/slrn_0.9.6.2-9potato1_sparc.deb
      MD5 checksum: ac9f606cf5524dd1865e7b85314e7a3a
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/slrnpull_0.9.6.2-9potato1_sparc.deb
      MD5 checksum: 7b912bd3e7d406be4e041bea90d77439

  These files will be moved into
   ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory  ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .



 
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