Debian: New netkit-rwho packages fix denial of service
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 678-1                                        Martin Schulze
February 11th, 2005           
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Package        : netkit-rwho
Vulnerability  : missing input validation
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2004-1180

"Vlad902" discovered a vulnerability in the rwhod program that can be
used to crash the listening process.  The broadcasting one is
unaffected.  This vulnerability only affects little endian
architectures (i.e. on Debian: alpha, arm, alpha, ia64, i386, mipsel
and s390).

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.17-4woody2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.17-8.

We recommend that you upgrade your rwhod 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 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      573 232cc3d400360adf91f477ae6e4df1db
      Size/MD5 checksum:    10970 67909ae8e428409b9d66e59d053df76d
      Size/MD5 checksum:    20610 0f71620d45d472f89134ba0d74242e75

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    15600 9209b79116d4da8e61c042daa60d8571
      Size/MD5 checksum:    19020 20244ee92243cbf7a73fbf63ef4669df

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    13096 eced290e15edb12ddec5c0f4bc2f873c
      Size/MD5 checksum:    17464 98c7f887ab745f562d4dcb12bf42bbbf

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    12692 04e8597017f17b8357aabfd12171ebfe
      Size/MD5 checksum:    17364 d510fe20152828ede22d85c9e8b7eeb8

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    15946 3e478d1bb74472c6cd967e7890e5d624
      Size/MD5 checksum:    20658 4f3f5a38d76c868ea028e20df6a58abf

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    13906 5890c7723b8aad599e8605e122934a93
      Size/MD5 checksum:    18066 4c9fc358830c8ad2885779f02c246b66

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    12654 f600ddc3d01ee478115438c751c0836f
      Size/MD5 checksum:    17100 d47344fcf36586bf35ba8552b924e7e9

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    13218 05ce9334de62e64a6031d0a397b52b8e
      Size/MD5 checksum:    17120 5c7e1752201621b82154d8107e466fe0

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    13266 58bdafa0f3727901bea58b5337078dc6
      Size/MD5 checksum:    17446 d2a3eb4211c8b7beaa502a489a08037c

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    13030 e472eb81db77c5e50b5756ce58c92795
      Size/MD5 checksum:    17122 fc8bb02bcc162a54076405e1cbe7b0d0

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    13414 9f2dea228f0c0ed3452d26e11366a47f
      Size/MD5 checksum:    17842 00320623fa238648f89a6fde1a03eefc

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    16062 d8b71eb71a33f4b45132a91731ab1d6e
      Size/MD5 checksum:    19818 9b1462f4fbf007255f380ce632bf868c

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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