Debian: New lurker packages fix several vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 999-1                                        Martin Schulze
March 14th, 2006              
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Package        : lurker
Vulnerability  : several
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE IDs        : CVE-2006-1062 CVE-2006-1063 CVE-2006-1064

Several security related problems have been discovered in lurker, an
archive tool for mailing lists with integrated search engine.  The
Common Vulnerability and Exposures project identifies the following


    Lurker's mechanism for specifying configuration files was
    vulnerable to being overridden.  As lurker includes sections of
    unparsed config files in its output, an attacker could manipulate
    lurker into reading any file readable by the www-data user.


    It is possible for a remote attacker to create or overwrite files
    in any writable directory that is named "mbox".


    Missing input sanitising allows an attacker to inject arbitrary
    web script or HTML.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain lurker packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.2-5sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 2.1-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your lurker 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:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      604 ac6e3c86ae34b5416c0ea6417247d9c0
      Size/MD5 checksum:    31019 a155c855f422c82b52e9d976c6aa232b
      Size/MD5 checksum:   273185 393391e4c2489fb1c76c5f7c8e9bb099

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   595110 9b1951daf2bfe5c06a74691b25ee8687

  AMD64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   502676 32950eaafb13f6cf2f3a61a6a6018434

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   778864 a45dc0f8374560b6af8e834b3c1654fd

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   510092 450251b9af338b820ccb3f1304230dff

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   699168 d3ac8def3863d63fb8a2fb17fbdf0cb8

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   674812 eb2c1f8b41f5be23cf0beea38fe6f5d1

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   527322 200b159f8f64466b196418e6604345bd

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   561622 a08aec38ef1f279b0b5dd0d4def9fe35

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   558324 5901e771172ad8c9b185f53f21686ad6

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   528602 cb4b2f7d3ffc496b907dd4e99ba1d1e5

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   482062 45a70fc4c4245b5018fb0b8523a414d6

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   503982 7bc575d404d9bc6a4e8554bea7d2e74c

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

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