Debian: New remstats packages fix several vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 704-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
April 4th, 2005                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : remstats
Vulnerability  : tempfile, missing input sanitising
Problem-Type   : local, remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE IDs        : CAN-2005-0387 CAN-2005-0388

Jens Steube discovered several vulnerabilities in remstats, the remote
statistics system.  The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project
identifies the following problems:

CAN-2005-0387

    When processing uptime data on the unix-server a temporary file is
    opened in an insecure fashion which could be used for a symlink
    attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the permissions
    of the remstats user.

CAN-2005-0388

    The remoteping service can be exploited to execute arbitrary
    commands due to missing input sanitising.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.00a4-8woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.0.13a-5.

We recommend that you upgrade your remstats packages.


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:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats_1.00a4-8woody1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      700 5efc205ed693b60a221482d34f806328
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats_1.00a4-8woody1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    18811 2aeb52cab7aad8a500a96d29b3930750
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats_1.00a4.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   918361 dd857cd7d66037ce068df01d22b4cee9

  Architecture independent components:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats-doc_1.00a4-8woody1_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   171294 08f1461cfeff2282a1b573d329bb3ed1
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats-servers_1.00a4-8woody1_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    73580 568da9f07f8e229245c32a8c9690fd4a
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats_1.00a4-8woody1_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   246540 5bae0a115c1fe653793df17d61eacdad

  Alpha architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats-bintools_1.00a4-8woody1_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    60664 761461ec410d5dac63378df866be6cad

  ARM architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats-bintools_1.00a4-8woody1_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    48028 e1e45ef582d1a82cd76d16d09fc63c5b

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats-bintools_1.00a4-8woody1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    46094 daf29132eb3252d957d4517447f2cbae

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats-bintools_1.00a4-8woody1_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    63346 dd6cfabb3329b80507b62d3b3d4f8b82

  HP Precision architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats-bintools_1.00a4-8woody1_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    49794 d9c9867d122221a0d99cdfa0a774e3dd

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats-bintools_1.00a4-8woody1_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    45004 9a15c54ea425443dfa776bd61cff2c2a

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats-bintools_1.00a4-8woody1_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    50662 b79c01e63e63b0ca39016c69e81b75a1

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats-bintools_1.00a4-8woody1_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    50614 ca121e22f5cb4167a08a52fea2a4c7f0

  PowerPC architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats-bintools_1.00a4-8woody1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    48894 61528468c5735dda7a75439735cab676

  IBM S/390 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats-bintools_1.00a4-8woody1_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    47900 bc9b4cae98fce8dd9477d67625dda5fe

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats-bintools_1.00a4-8woody1_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    52176 283ade4294f9f7dc751a038770035dd8


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

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