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Debian: New smstools packages fix format string vulnerability Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Ulf Harnhammar from the Debian Security Audit project discovered a format string attack in the logging code of smstools, which may be exploited to execute arbitary code with root privileges.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 930-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                                 Steve Kemp
Jan 9, 2006                             http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Vulnerability  : format string attack
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2006-0083

Ulf Harnhammar from the Debian Security Audit project discovered a
format string attack in the logging code of smstools, which may be
exploited to execute arbitary code with root privileges.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain smstools package.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.14.8-1sarge0.

For the unstable distribution the package will be updated shortly.

We recommend that you upgrade your smstools 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 3.1 alias sarge
- --------------------------------

  Source archives:

    smstools_1.14.8-1sarge0.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:     5106 ef55852ce6da003ef5f45df6eed1a8c5
    smstools_1.14.8-1sarge0.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      624 1e69b0c4a20ce7f08bce8a8b51b8504d
    smstools_1.14.8.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   158423 85b342e53d7fdde89ef25ad21e1c5fe0

  Alpha architecture:

    smstools_1.14.8-1sarge0_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   184268 59ca41ecd61cc94de2b63c8698464732

  AMD64 architecture:

    smstools_1.14.8-1sarge0_amd64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   178130 f957b798e9de3075e013521bbf6241d6

  ARM architecture:

    smstools_1.14.8-1sarge0_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   173506 aa2b0df1d47ad50070aebacc266f729d

  HP Precision architecture:

    smstools_1.14.8-1sarge0_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   180032 168dba93586bc10214fbb6a5914f962e

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    smstools_1.14.8-1sarge0_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   166816 aee3afc84707f7190c255ed3739c2958

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

    smstools_1.14.8-1sarge0_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   201440 9868ead0f8885bc3851137b23d76877d

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    smstools_1.14.8-1sarge0_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   166452 d713ee667bee3c3186ba477f9d0f91a8

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

    smstools_1.14.8-1sarge0_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   182332 846d0a829680db2b3662982c9fe49d4f

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

    smstools_1.14.8-1sarge0_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   182004 db7200f1504ea22681e23e749435c22a

  PowerPC architecture:

    smstools_1.14.8-1sarge0_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   172100 183e00f44548fce56df228441593bb90

  IBM S/390 architecture:

    smstools_1.14.8-1sarge0_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   179978 ab77f608c71a908bc51e7781b51c416d

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    smstools_1.14.8-1sarge0_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   175994 a03ff752a8910e397e73f53649c5a931

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

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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
 
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