Debian: 'xinetd' multiple vulnerabilities
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Debian A buffer overflow condition and insecure umask mode vulnerabilities have been fixed.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-063-1                   security@debian.org 
http://www.debian.org/security/                         Wichert Akkerman
June 17, 2001
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Package        : xinetd
Problem type   : change default umask
                 buffer overflow
Debian-specific: no

zen-parse reported on bugtraq that there is a possible buffer overflow
in the logging code from xinetd. This could be triggered by using a
fake identd that returns special replies when xinetd does an ident
request.

Another problem is that xinetd sets it umask to 0. As a result any
programs that xinetd start that are not careful with file permissions
will create world-writable files.

Both problems have been fixed in version 2.1.8.8.p3-1.1 .

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 alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc.

  Source archives:
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/xinetd_2.1.8.8.p3-1.1.diff.gz
      MD5 checksum: 457150cded692f00e76c73c8ae7787d1
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/xinetd_2.1.8.8.p3-1.1.dsc
      MD5 checksum: c3c9764680b907c382904aa1e5ba32b0
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/xinetd_2.1.8.8.p3.orig.tar.gz
      MD5 checksum: 5d1f4d5bab29d9e68dc8850b4cb90969

  Alpha architecture:
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/xinetd_2.1.8.8.p3-1.1_alpha.deb
      MD5 checksum: e43231b79cf899e89b9c8e98cb9a3473

  ARM architecture:
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/xinetd_2.1.8.8.p3-1.1_arm.deb
      MD5 checksum: 107e82971903932f9f6deb5b5db53000

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/xinetd_2.1.8.8.p3-1.1_i386.deb
      MD5 checksum: 94aff2d70ce4032527b61ef5fe2bf623

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/xinetd_2.1.8.8.p3-1.1_m68k.deb
      MD5 checksum: 53627cdca29cfd395b5413bf893652cf

  PowerPC architecture:
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/xinetd_2.1.8.8.p3-1.1_powerpc.deb
      MD5 checksum: 0707a506c810aff814acaef7e6188527

  Sun Sparc architecture:
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/xinetd_2.1.8.8.p3-1.1_sparc.deb
      MD5 checksum: e93d159f968dc41c4244f1b27e023646

  These packages will be moved into the stable distribution on its next
  revision.

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

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