Debian: New eric packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Updated Package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 869-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
October 21st, 2005                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : eric
Vulnerability  : missing input sanitising
Problem type   : local (remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-3068
Debian Bug     : 330893

The developers of eric, a full featured Python IDE, have fixed a bug
in the processing of project files that could lead to the execution of
arbitrary code.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain an eric package.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 3.6.2-2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 3.7.2-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your eric 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 3.1 alias sarge
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  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/eric/eric_3.6.2-2.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      579 05a3dde271a09b3dfea7f43200f22011
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/eric/eric_3.6.2-2.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:     9935 deab4c118e9e349f2424a3a84becfc28
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/eric/eric_3.6.2.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:  2161575 1fdcba2aa0f4c0fce2a7c49668cebd60

  Architecture independent components:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/eric/eric_3.6.2-2_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1615108 3d65cdba469df986b25b93085980361e


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

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