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Debian: New smstools packages fix format string vulnerability Print E-mail
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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 930-2                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                                 Steve Kemp
January 10, 2006                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : smstools
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 original advisory for this issue said that the old stable
distribution (woody) was not affected because it did not contain
smstools. This was incorrect, and the only change in this updated
advisory is the inclusion of corrected packages for woody.

For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.5.0-2woody0.

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 3.0 alias woody
- --------------------------------

  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smstools/smstools_1.5.0-2woody0.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      595 3b125f8d494769561c579a2afb8eedf3
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smstools/smstools_1.5.0-2woody0.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:     7441 8fd87155404a99eb88ff06e5e7bccd4b
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smstools/smstools_1.5.0.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    42987 0286109d2011a5b8ab2fbd2cda6085be

  Alpha architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smstools/smstools_1.5.0-2woody0_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    56840 8d84dd61b7002fbb5f5ff1411345cdf6

  ARM architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smstools/smstools_1.5.0-2woody0_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    44604 af22b10857060a0fe0f1db651ea54689

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smstools/smstools_1.5.0-2woody0_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    43106 af2b3c3a8a18d71481fbadeef60846f8

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smstools/smstools_1.5.0-2woody0_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    74424 96904451a1a06e22d4fcee797dc68450

  HP Precision architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smstools/smstools_1.5.0-2woody0_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    44432 70d55071bbdf08f2d3265da85cb43458

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smstools/smstools_1.5.0-2woody0_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    41598 d25cce8dcfed54f7f9b62e7764775907

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smstools/smstools_1.5.0-2woody0_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    52646 2edd9efcca5f608c09d6903335d7dc14

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smstools/smstools_1.5.0-2woody0_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    52290 5f019a902c94b8d4c0a6b9781afa2664

  PowerPC architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smstools/smstools_1.5.0-2woody0_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    43316 df4f00d5ccc813274a3936455ff39b70

  IBM S/390 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smstools/smstools_1.5.0-2woody0_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    43812 9e6f27fb09a8e1152db4238eb851b659

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smstools/smstools_1.5.0-2woody0_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    51388 d98ca0bc6bbeecb8d19e630528c6fd9f

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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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