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Debian: New libapache2-mod-auth-pgsql packages fix arbitrary code execution Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian iDEFENSE reports that a format string vulnerability in mod_auth_pgsql, a library used to authenticate web users against a PostgreSQL database, could be used to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the httpd user.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 935-1                                         Michael Stone
January 10, 2006              
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Package        : libapache2-mod-auth-pgsql
Vulnerability  : format string vulnerability
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2005-3656
Debian Bug     : 307852

iDEFENSE reports that a format string vulnerability in mod_auth_pgsql, a
library used to authenticate web users against a PostgreSQL database,
could be used to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the httpd

The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.0.2b1-5sarge0.

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

We recommend that you upgrade your libapache2-mod-auth-pgsql package.

Upgrade Instructions
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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
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      718 64320b302321622c1007810e18f6559a
      Size/MD5 checksum:     5031 400a8ca9689409375c56eafe38a957a7
      Size/MD5 checksum:    15928 e2c032df0cd7e4a46381dcf6e488efe9

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    20410 4e2c27c73a6ca3ca70713e31842c01ca

  AMD64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    20040 9b542446b7336c88c2ffabdad730b74f

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    18806 fcf3a9529b0b2af5a67237360c60f554

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    19406 f869e108de0839dcdcc2ee9459a8848d

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    22282 018e612149c4d4a2cb139ee91b972cae

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    20686 dc84765b12cb57c7c2b68d9f875d8f07

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    18944 ab3c2f517273d868d8dd3fcf9b78ea0a

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    18884 cfed58fc3dd4bc0e7b635f048b9ef317

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    18860 dc5b1b912b0fcf62d2a8edc7a5a9fa52

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    20710 bdc297d45748433b2adcd3ac962612a3

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    19840 798db337084461ee60239274cf89f4e0

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    19006 6cd6c8809599feec59df63281adcfd7b

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

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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