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Debian: New elog packages fix arbitrary code execution Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Several security problems have been found in elog, an electonic logbook to manage notes. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project identifies the following problems...
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 967-1                                    Moritz Muehlenhoff
February 10th, 2006           
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Package        : elog
Vulnerability  : several
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE IDs        : CVE-2006-4439 CVE-2006-0347 CVE-2006-0348 CVE-2006-0597
                 CVE-2006-0598 CVE-2006-0599 CVE-2006-0600
Debian Bug     : 349528

Several security problems have been found in elog, an electonic logbook
to manage notes.  The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project
identifies the following problems:


    "GroundZero Security" discovered that elog insufficiently checks the
    size of a buffer used for processing URL parameters, which might lead
    to the execution of arbitrary code.


    It was discovered that elog contains a directory traveral vulnerability
    in the processing of "../" sequences in URLs, which might lead to
    information disclosure.


    The code to write the log file contained a format string vulnerability,
    which might lead to the execution of arbitrary code.


    Overly long revision attributes might trigger a crash due to a buffer


    The code to write the log file does not enforce bounds checks properly,
    which might lead to the execution of arbitrary code.


    elog emitted different errors messages for invalid passwords and invalid
    users, which allows an attacker to probe for valid user names.


    An attacker could be driven into infinite redirection with a crafted
    "fail" request, which has denial of service potential.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain elog packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
version 2.5.7+r1558-4+sarge2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 2.6.1+r1642-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your elog 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:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      581 ed02ecef4eb70c7344532b1a75f893bc
      Size/MD5 checksum:    21652 ab45bff97bf2e7c42cd5ccca5a80103e
      Size/MD5 checksum:   538216 e05c9fdaa02692ce20c70a5fd2748fe3

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   555270 5cb3aba4fc1303a65984aab4acaf32da

  AMD64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   511706 5e41b71ee6f3a42d5e7ac033b436c059

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   516094 95f2c045af860501a8e8bad54d0f6958

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   513918 0dfe3628e07c5cea6f2609683104dbab

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   597254 7f83bb7006849edf56411255e0b55e5f

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   543576 a09646d99c692e210164fb4a7f58c05a

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   482016 b92bbd85b3d1041cbf403070e4aa43c7

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   521234 33f7d96179fa0b4bd7cd314a33c54e31

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   524336 b30ef21a7a9a958839569cf548fffebb

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   523540 823e5cb99e854a5ba0264259d7116deb

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   514274 01f3ebd90422c9d94c109f60921c2634

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   518960 661427182cad6ca5a08663ffa505e4ef

  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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