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Debian: lxr filename sanitizing vulnerability Print E-mail
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Debian There is a vulnerability that allows a remote attacker to read arbitrary files on the host system as user www-data.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 264-1                                        Martin Schulze
March 19th, 2003               
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Package        : lxr
Vulnerability  : missing filename sanitizing
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no

Upstream developers of lxr, a general hypertext cross-referencing
tool, have been alerted of a vulnerability that allows a remote
attacker to read arbitrary files on the host system as user www-data.
This could disclose local files that were not meant to be shared with
the public.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
fixed in version 0.3-3.

The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected since it does not
contain an lxr package.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been
fixed in version 0.3-4.

We recommend that you upgrade your lxr package.

Upgrade Instructions
- --------------------

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 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      529 2247880271390dcc2e8b5840e35b8740
      Size/MD5 checksum:     4741 c4ac9ea82443f00fc6d893eac95d0eb6
      Size/MD5 checksum:    29354 57417ee8fdafef8e04141690c7a8b6aa

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    25916 7afae8f316b5d49460ec228ce65505e3

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    25930 3f0c071bd857b60094bab17710740feb

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    25922 b0e19c5aaf6930b9e88d1a2dd0e4828e

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    25916 30f33037dbf3b0c7a2f38e4792253ff9

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    25924 a3afbdeca4e74064c2ad93f8d89f02cb

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    25954 57d078cff179225eb026275f21e7ffff

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    25920 3051ef49ccd9cceeb6bc2c4ade214227

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    25944 64c72605a28df3c8f8e0b7728509c3fe

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    25918 f282e391627defac8898b78da1eb5f1a

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    25912 3911d941d4036b6eab20b06ceb572e59

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    25922 2c54bb734a88ae4f52eee6a2331359ec

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next revision.

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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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