Debian: UPDATE: ntop remote exploit vulnerability
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Debian Ntop was still exploitable using bufferoverflows. Using this technique it was possible to run arbitrary codeas the user who ran ntop in web mode.
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Debian Security Advisory                             security@debian.org 
http://www.debian.org/security/                         Wichert Akkerman
August 30, 2000
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Package        : ntop
Problem type   : remote exploit
Debian-specific: no

The updated version of ntop (1.2a7-10) that was released on August 5
was found to still be insecure: it was still exploitable using buffer
overflows. Using this technique it was possible to run arbitrary code
as the user who ran ntop in web mode.

In order to permantly fix these problems an updated package has
been released that disables web mode completely. The version of
this fix is 1.2a7-11.

We recommend you upgrade or remove your ntop package immediately.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.


Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
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  Potato was released for the alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc
  architectures.

  Source archives:
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/ntop_1.2a7-11.diff.gz
      MD5 checksum: 798e3abfbe608877c657e7a2657127e6
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/ntop_1.2a7-11.dsc
      MD5 checksum: 7c49065aba86e19061ccbc84f5c3f911
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/ntop_1.2a7.orig.tar.gz
      MD5 checksum: 9031a2001935b7a4882f8427f0edea15

  Alpha architecture:
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/ntop_1.2a7-11_alpha.deb
      MD5 checksum: d4f9e4250dae04554bf4fe364c91bcdf

  ARM architecture:
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/ntop_1.2a7-11_arm.deb
      MD5 checksum: d05656f54b4eceb2212900ece69eb12a

  Intel ia32 architecture:
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/ntop_1.2a7-11_i386.deb
      MD5 checksum: 4576af1dd15f0743fdcfef2fedc63b4a

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/ntop_1.2a7-11_m68k.deb
      MD5 checksum: f7a59747670500f5fc4d93412d43999d

  PowerPC architecture:
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/ntop_1.2a7-11_powerpc.deb
      MD5 checksum: fcee729ef004441c27a6ab790a415c5e

  Sun Sparc architecture:
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/ntop_1.2a7-11_sparc.deb
      MD5 checksum: 9ef3c7184e74b8bf85d0169029666208

  These files will be moved into
   ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory  ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .

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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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Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org

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