Debian: New OpenVPN packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1045-1                    security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
April 27th, 2006                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : openvpn
Vulnerability  : design error
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2006-1629
BugTraq ID     : 17392
Debian Bug     : 360559

Hendrik Weimer discovered that OpenVPN, the Virtual Private Network
daemon, allows to push environment variables to a client allowing a
malicious VPN server to take over connected clients.

the old stable distribution (woody) does not contain openvpn packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.0-1sarge3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.0.6-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your openvpn 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/o/openvpn/openvpn_2.0-1sarge3.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      631 4b7b2a37e742638edc00b452b3e7dc29
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/openvpn/openvpn_2.0-1sarge3.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    53070 f8a032cd64a2d37f877e1b793997c606
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/openvpn/openvpn_2.0.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   639201 7401faebc6baee9add32608709c54eec

  Alpha architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/openvpn/openvpn_2.0-1sarge3_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   347494 059b75282cf82fd3054c434787b8df81

  AMD64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/openvpn/openvpn_2.0-1sarge3_amd64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   316628 a2d46180b7f72438314ad38326a84af2

  ARM architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/openvpn/openvpn_2.0-1sarge3_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   296770 f246ffba0c98997a90a54b20c504f8b9

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/openvpn/openvpn_2.0-1sarge3_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   302698 8b40b4ffdce700b3733b87027c9d8ca0

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/openvpn/openvpn_2.0-1sarge3_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   395804 e7753416c88c3b8345e69ed857da7617

  HP Precision architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/openvpn/openvpn_2.0-1sarge3_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   316926 ce6991ede97b0d644eb159d29f0a9a2b

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/openvpn/openvpn_2.0-1sarge3_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   276714 6e2321f9bc66e808ce3463d9757ef2a5

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/openvpn/openvpn_2.0-1sarge3_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   317870 3a05521f53d444a5fc1427f5e49909cb

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/openvpn/openvpn_2.0-1sarge3_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   319716 829deeeaa2ffb3af25b4a4f2a40c835b

  PowerPC architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/openvpn/openvpn_2.0-1sarge3_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   309084 93acf83128599cf529b3477ff0aa7b68

  IBM S/390 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/openvpn/openvpn_2.0-1sarge3_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   307544 e53abb03c1d50b9835653d0afb020fcc

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/openvpn/openvpn_2.0-1sarge3_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   295114 63a22f249484eb71df4e205e211d2054


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

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