LinuxSecurity.com
Share your story
The central voice for Linux and Open Source security news
Home News Topics Advisories HOWTOs Features Newsletters About Register

Welcome!
Sign up!
EnGarde Community
Login
Polls
What is the most important Linux security technology?
 
Advisories
Community
Linux Events
Linux User Groups
Link to Us
Security Center
Book Reviews
Security Dictionary
Security Tips
SELinux
White Papers
Featured Blogs
All About Linux
DanWalsh LiveJournal
Securitydistro
Latest Newsletters
Linux Advisory Watch: November 21st, 2014
Linux Security Week: November 17th, 2014
Subscribe
LinuxSecurity Newsletters
E-mail:
Choose Lists:
About our Newsletters
RSS Feeds
Get the LinuxSecurity news you want faster with RSS
Powered By

  
Debian: 'ncurses' Buffer overflow vulnerability Print E-mail
User Rating:      How can I rate this item?
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Debian Several buffer overflows were fixed in the "ncurses" library in November2000. Unfortunately, one was missed. This can lead to crashes when usingncurses applications in large windows.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Debian Security Advisory DSA 113-1                     security@debian.org 
http://www.debian.org/security/                          Daniel Jacobowitz
February 18th, 2002
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Package        : ncurses
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no

Several buffer overflows were fixed in the "ncurses" library in November
2000.  Unfortunately, one was missed.  This can lead to crashes when using
ncurses applications in large windows.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CAN-2002-0062 to this issue.

This problem has been fixed for the stable release of Debian in version
5.0-6.0potato2.  The testing and unstable releases contain ncurses 5.2,
which is not affected by this problem.

There are no known exploits for this problem, but we recommend that all
users upgrade ncurses immediately.


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

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

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


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

  Source archives:
     http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/source/ncurses_5.0-6.0potato2.diff.gz
      MD5 checksum: 2c0c40c35de8b07b7649574ce308611a
     http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/source/ncurses_5.0-6.0potato2.dsc
      MD5 checksum: caf2a7ccfc67675263f55100793f0cad
     http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/source/ncurses_5.0.orig.tar.gz
      MD5 checksum: 0fa25059bc5e1e947f3109a3a168e976

  Architecture independent archives:
     
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-all/ncurses-base_5.0-6.0potato2_all.deb
      MD5 checksum: 0ca630424256eb2940728a6728f01a3c
     
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-all/ncurses-term_5.0-6.0potato2_all.deb
      MD5 checksum: 4bc592757f97d4569fac57a0ccbd7588

  Alpha architecture:
     
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-alpha/libncurses5-dbg_5.0-6.0potato2_alpha.deb
      MD5 checksum: 08c293eeeedbdd93277fbe6994c52225
     
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-alpha/libncurses5-dev_5.0-6.0potato2_alpha.deb
      MD5 checksum: e9e3a19ac97ac68209fc276db2063bec
     
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-alpha/libncurses5_5.0-6.0potato2_alpha.deb
      MD5 checksum: c4bed7dc7d38816a522fe9967c474b35
     
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-alpha/ncurses-bin_5.0-6.0potato2_alpha.deb
      MD5 checksum: 457492010fcce2cea5443cafd94ceace

  ARM architecture:
     
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-arm/libncurses5-dbg_5.0-6.0potato2_arm.deb
      MD5 checksum: 6b89760ebaef6f627a25f243abd40699
     
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-arm/libncurses5-dev_5.0-6.0potato2_arm.deb
      MD5 checksum: 8340e7bf13a1c1ae6fe14306e630da46
     
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-arm/libncurses5_5.0-6.0potato2_arm.deb
      MD5 checksum: 67774c92c2297c97ad014a1cbec541c8
     
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-arm/ncurses-bin_5.0-6.0potato2_arm.deb
      MD5 checksum: 82aacabc17d3229604bf85c0406bef43

  Intel ia32 architecture:
     
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-i386/libncurses5-dbg_5.0-6.0potato2_i386.deb
      MD5 checksum: 5c43981090144c8c19d37f455056dac9
     
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-i386/libncurses5-dev_5.0-6.0potato2_i386.deb
      MD5 checksum: 476bd2329a991423df2fadf7097c710a
     
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-i386/libncurses5_5.0-6.0potato2_i386.deb
      MD5 checksum: ca7e31dc8bb7b2132732749a08ef520b
     
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-i386/ncurses-bin_5.0-6.0potato2_i386.deb
      MD5 checksum: 2029230b29eab7e755b0a533eff7fe10

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
     
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-m68k/libncurses5-dbg_5.0-6.0potato2_m68k.deb
      MD5 checksum: 37ea741f71e3362de572ac55d357c36f
     
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-m68k/libncurses5-dev_5.0-6.0potato2_m68k.deb
      MD5 checksum: 02277c7a29dcfd1eae01c8ee99487349
     
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-m68k/libncurses5_5.0-6.0potato2_m68k.deb
      MD5 checksum: 410c3aafee6114db71fefa4b0e8d9336
     
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-m68k/ncurses-bin_5.0-6.0potato2_m68k.deb
      MD5 checksum: 0c29eb0df9813e96ee1af762814c60ff

  PowerPC architecture:
     
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-powerpc/libncurses5-dbg_5.0-6.0potato2_powerpc.deb
      MD5 checksum: 5ae0e15e15934c4d99478bcf8daf4ab4
     
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-powerpc/libncurses5-dev_5.0-6.0potato2_powerpc.deb
      MD5 checksum: bb1c6f8484483cf51d37e433a394efb3
     
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-powerpc/libncurses5_5.0-6.0potato2_powerpc.deb
      MD5 checksum: aa35b395dc84b64deea5ce950104f0bd
     
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-powerpc/ncurses-bin_5.0-6.0potato2_powerpc.deb
      MD5 checksum: c4256989a725e4d0afec510e1564ef8d

  Sun Sparc architecture:
     
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-sparc/libncurses5-dbg_5.0-6.0potato2_sparc.deb
      MD5 checksum: 95059d9006f27b8ad479ffd5f2495a90
     
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-sparc/libncurses5-dev_5.0-6.0potato2_sparc.deb
      MD5 checksum: beda2b108219a348ae8330916bebd6de
     
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-sparc/libncurses5_5.0-6.0potato2_sparc.deb
      MD5 checksum: 69979bab9a9b2716ea833221a7003a28
     
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-sparc/ncurses-bin_5.0-6.0potato2_sparc.deb
      MD5 checksum: 2b516705006d27b0808a0aea77f4b724

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
For apt-get: deb  http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp:  ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and  http://packages.debian.org/




 
< Prev   Next >
    
Partner

 

Latest Features
Peter Smith Releases Linux Network Security Online
Securing a Linux Web Server
Password guessing with Medusa 2.0
Password guessing as an attack vector
Squid and Digest Authentication
Squid and Basic Authentication
Demystifying the Chinese Hacking Industry: Earning 6 Million a Night
Free Online security course (LearnSIA) - A Call for Help
What You Need to Know About Linux Rootkits
Review: A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Fifth Edition
Yesterday's Edition
Partner Sponsor

Community | HOWTOs | Blogs | Features | Book Reviews | Networking
 Security Projects |  Latest News |  Newsletters |  SELinux |  Privacy |  Home
 Hardening |   About Us |   Advertise |   Legal Notice |   RSS |   Guardian Digital
(c)Copyright 2014 Guardian Digital, Inc. All rights reserved.