Debian: 'analog' buffer overflow
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Debian The author of analog, Stephen Turner, has found a buffer overflow bug in all versions of analog except of version 4.16.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-033-1                       security@debian.org 
http://www.debian.org/security/                               Martin Schulze
March 7, 2001
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Package        : analog
Vulnerability  : Buffer overflow
Type           : Remote exploit
Debian-specific: no

The author of analog, Stephen Turner, has found a buffer overflow bug
in all versions of analog except of version 4.16.  A malicious user
could use an ALIAS command to construct very long strings which were
not checked for length and boundaries.  This bug is particularly
dangerous if the form interface (which allows unknown users to run the
program via a CGI script) has been installed.  There doesn't seem to
be a known exploit.

The bugfix has been backported to the version of analog from Debian
2.2.  Version 4.01-1potato1 is fixed.

We recommend you upgrade your analog packages immediately.

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

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


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/analog_4.01.orig.tar.gz
      MD5 checksum: 7bfd2e731d39bf5073f2ca5d83f27c03
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/analog_4.01-1potato1.dsc
      MD5 checksum: 943c6acbea97b7c2f36f45be947f4c7f
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/analog_4.01-1potato1.diff.gz
      MD5 checksum: ca589f176699884d97d8297a2bda2e38

  Intel ia32 architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/analog_4.01-1potato1_i386.deb
      MD5 checksum: 67250cafaeca7404a219a9ebf49f3e54

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/analog_4.01-1potato1_m68k.deb
      MD5 checksum: 06722f7b432bee16c99d24141e96d76c

  Sun Sparc architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/analog_4.01-1potato1_sparc.deb
      MD5 checksum: 267891eda02bf3c54fc76645b7f093c2

  Alpha architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/analog_4.01-1potato1_alpha.deb
      MD5 checksum: 8c2312f9216cc20bd2495a7e9b8e9855

  PowerPC architecture:

    
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/analog_4.01-1potato1_powerpc.deb
      MD5 checksum: deb1cbbafa9daac403b6f2e3ab024fc7

  ARM architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/analog_4.01-1potato1_arm.deb
      MD5 checksum: a15022522f60a878958d5a3243fcc1c2


  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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