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Debian: New rt2400 packages fix arbitrary code execution Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian It was discovered that an integer overflow in the "Probe Request" packet parser of the Ralinktech wireless drivers might lead to remote denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1712-1                               Moritz Muehlenhoff
January 28, 2009            
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Package        : rt2400
Vulnerability  : integer overflow
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2009-0282

It was discovered that an integer overflow in the "Probe Request" packet
parser of the Ralinktech wireless drivers might lead to remote denial of
service or the execution of arbitrary code.

Please note that you need to rebuild your driver from the source
package in order to set this update into effect. Detailed
instructions can be found in /usr/share/doc/rt2400-source/README.Debian

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2.2+cvs20060620-4+etch1.

For the upcoming stable distribution (lenny) and the unstable
distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your rt2400 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 4.0 alias etch
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Stable updates are available for amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:
    Size/MD5 checksum:     7714 8e2c4e3994e44d85fbeb2fa7008450e6
    Size/MD5 checksum:   222661 333bf6d7fa81a6d78c72aad6a48e9bc3
    Size/MD5 checksum:      740 50541cf208cbf6ea4a1daa43fb3310e1

Architecture independent packages:
    Size/MD5 checksum:   173206 daa9749dbfce18e2b01dbd780d1ad72c

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    Size/MD5 checksum:    99638 01755d0da49a73c9fab80ac6a1578e2e

arm architecture (ARM)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   118484 6175c5c6e0b4cd9b8debaa2a0b1c9b27

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   107430 7dd595c837b5da5d4a82cf0ada0e2e5c

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    Size/MD5 checksum:    96342 4175c89f1225fa118df7e39dcf1802e4

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   127374 3edfc63723ea340604b7506e8b914f11

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    Size/MD5 checksum:    98572 1d73f7d80336187bbd87640a8ad84938

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
    Size/MD5 checksum:    97994 4106b884f5ebf8256c1e5be167388333

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:    94938 f8674036f710a5614ff54bdc30b8cdb2

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    Size/MD5 checksum:    83772 e70417720e8afd4521279964cc36ecda

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:    91478 11d9a654f14f5385c03e874fd1f222f5

  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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