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Debian: Updated netatalk packages fix denial of service Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian The update in DSA 1704-1 was incomplete as it missed to escape a few important characters which enabled an attacker to overwrite arbitrary files.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1704-2                                           Nico Golde
January 30th, 2009            
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Package        : netatalk
Vulnerability  : arbitrary code execution
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2008-5718
Debian Bug     : 510585

The update in DSA 1704-1 was incomplete as it missed to escape a few
important characters which enabled an attacker to overwrite arbitrary

It was discovered that netatalk, an implementation of the AppleTalk
suite, is affected by a command injection vulnerability when processing
PostScript streams via papd.  This is leading to arbitrary remote
code execution.  Note that this only affects installations that are
configured to use a pipe command in combination with wildcard symbols
substituted with values of the printed job.

For the stable distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.0.3-4+etch2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.0.4~beta2-1.1.

We recommend that you upgrade your netatalk 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 at the end of this advisory:

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 alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:
    Size/MD5 checksum:    27721 434f6f5d9457398a673ec69bb30307ab
    Size/MD5 checksum:      822 24e5e47499a0a1dfd5431e4a6155b7b3
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1920570 17917abd7d255d231cc0c6188ccd27fb

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   869730 bde96c1e64bb233907f09030707dff2a

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    Size/MD5 checksum:   751502 b8a5955988a0d59901faf4ed0464fbd6

arm architecture (ARM)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   729434 2037b3d25d6014b3349a7eff040eddb7

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   800406 0d3f791475418ce8d4dcff2b4a5ac0b5

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   706692 f9d73cc2e974b8d3ad968d94def616f3

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1007912 d6322917392bd75b00b00ba3d50e125f

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    Size/MD5 checksum:   765606 6f09e63d5663495b21954510e56ba2eb

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
    Size/MD5 checksum:   773460 ae5779311e770d841fd819df94a13179

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   757730 c6eed701024c155a9e08306d16edd6a9

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   770510 bdf58f88ed39829c7defcb0d7b623b88

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   712126 8ea90b6e13fb5f136badaa3878a61474

  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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