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Debian: 'atftp' buffer overflow Print E-mail
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Debian Rick Patel discovered that atftpd is vulnerable to a buffer overflow when a long filename is sent to the server. An attacker could exploit this bug remotely to execute arbitrary code on the server.

Debian Security Advisory DSA 314-1                                        Matt Zimmerman
June 11th, 2003                

Package        : atftp
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem-Type   : remote
CVE Id         : CAN-2003-0380

Rick Patel discovered that atftpd is vulnerable to a buffer overflow
when a long filename is sent to the server.  An attacker could exploit
this bug remotely to execute arbitrary code on the server.

For the stable distribution (woody), this problem has been fixed in

The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain an atftp

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you update your atftp 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

  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      536 a0b516e6b71c6b7ff35a89c300b8451d
      Size/MD5 checksum:   120030 3e13c279692acd04b788ab338a8f98b6

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    23212 48c56c36241df8284fdca8d2d71702d0
      Size/MD5 checksum:    54940 f0fc2063cd745c32204e77c30e938899

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    19682 1f527a8d04ed3248aabe1b2168708a04
      Size/MD5 checksum:    50374 0364e44465182ad53f862aec756ab4e7

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    18768 6216d16fbeb35a13925bdebdc5f289a6
      Size/MD5 checksum:    50124 6314bc6b3ce39a9d4e833e815104f2ec

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    28730 648c0faaa7faf4eb7eb7f2e779305142
      Size/MD5 checksum:    60528 dac6b2998a7587fad971e46f931b72b2

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    21652 842811b46564d9d16d7cc886bf590809
      Size/MD5 checksum:    52346 4b61ca7c9b716cb310c2e7a0f9eb89da

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    17802 0f9a42fce1c748b5020541cf7fe7b9b0
      Size/MD5 checksum:    48992 0d136433ad240228be0490d37a41a93c

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    21564 143d3c2829ca1e947fa310f0fe82ad36
      Size/MD5 checksum:    53050 a28cb70fdea9c53494dc5d84ec0ada46

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    21584 5ce8ef541c20dfbcb67e6aa20f7bc25d
      Size/MD5 checksum:    52954 1317dc82412ab1adcf888fafea9787bd

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    19748 fa53333f1cca83ff2b63cb02df470790
      Size/MD5 checksum:    51044 9e0e47221a2169c7887e427bce4884c7

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    20006 3163cb7ae374796ee77531db72c26564
      Size/MD5 checksum:    50670 3819659a18c3b54afcdc87763946f5b7

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    19370 16ea3477d14468cb9c2faf8bf6748f6a
      Size/MD5 checksum:    53314 81894df752b8a59a03d1ad07bd4f16ca

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

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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