Debian: New id3lib3.8.3 packages fix denial of service
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Nikolaus Schulz discovered that a programming error in id3lib, an ID3 Tag Library, may lead to denial of service through symlink attacks.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1365-1                                   Moritz Muehlenhoff
September 1st, 2007           
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Package        : id3lib3.8.3
Vulnerability  : programming error
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2007-4460
Debian Bug     : 438540

Nikolaus Schulz discovered that a programming error in id3lib, an ID3 Tag
Library, may lead to denial of service through symlink attacks.

For the oldstable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 3.8.3-4.1sarge1.

Due to a technical limitation in the archive management scripts the fix
for the stable distribution (etch) can only be released in a few days.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 3.8.3-7.

We recommend that you upgrade your id3lib3.8.3 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 3.1 alias sarge
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      655 94eda5191994c0dbe0146a85a9e94737
      Size/MD5 checksum:   134382 b45300bc3341dbedf90f4c593462794f
      Size/MD5 checksum:   950726 19f27ddd2dda4b2d26a559a4f0f402a7

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   200738 a089ad12c4ddd30a4f6fdb340b3c9c26
      Size/MD5 checksum:   358668 6a3178d16f20a2a4228133a0f692d197

  AMD64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   190378 90cfc4e6ab66afc0618946eda78ce66d
      Size/MD5 checksum:   295174 79e8d0882c54ffceabff4b4b527317cb

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   204106 ae12d537affbc35f82517dbba061b332
      Size/MD5 checksum:   322872 607fdb462573a9d022338c5f011363e0

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   213312 5279c3416cd3d0c301439a8de2b70ee7
      Size/MD5 checksum:   349392 28751fdfecf730380b111537646cac03

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   180852 10afd005f77c934946d1bcaf04998d92
      Size/MD5 checksum:   258526 3bb1cb543f6b2ab1a4985dfa536dd3e5

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   214970 eb496451fad3c40a54f55dd55ff0e4d9
      Size/MD5 checksum:   371532 2a339fa9b2d875dccf416dc648b5d11a

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   190796 9d8b6bb6f224470ea1ac92d92015ad95
      Size/MD5 checksum:   263074 a5747d036e6df6f1170e8c2607cb632d

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   197400 144d3525c130676898f379e6ab26c804
      Size/MD5 checksum:   317716 31cde74a7a1328f63ce17907c539791a

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   186678 2f8a8cdbf9a89b49fb43164b248d9196
      Size/MD5 checksum:   315966 eb8fd5f5e78b9a0537dca9b5eb5d0f27

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   189040 0eb109d6c6864a912de8396b2fb7be31
      Size/MD5 checksum:   296638 4c113a84cfe17cc506043e26e6b6f094

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   192592 d897e59ae0f1fe48a5e64bdb8c006416
      Size/MD5 checksum:   313664 84727122d6fae1d78f35ecdd3f2beefe

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   184716 52c13bfcb58b41b2ce0456c046194bf4
      Size/MD5 checksum:   279552 edc8e1d5d6f4f7d7beac85e81b29cdd3

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

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