Debian: dietlibc buffer overflow vulnerability

    Date28 Mar 2003
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    There is an integer overflow in the xdrmem_getbytes() function of glibc, that is also present in dietlibc.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 272-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    March 28th, 2003               
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    Package        : dietlibc
    Vulnerability  : integer overflow
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id         : CAN-2003-0028
    CERT advisory  : VU#516825 CA-2003-10
    eEye Digital Security discovered an integer overflow in the
    xdrmem_getbytes() function of glibc, that is also present in dietlibc,
    a small libc useful especially for small and embedded systems.  This
    function is part of the XDR encoder/decoder derived from Sun's RPC
    implementation.  Depending upon the application, this vulnerability
    can cause buffer overflows and could possibly be exploited to execute
    arbitray code.
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
    fixed in version 0.12-2.5.
    The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain dietlibc
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been
    fixed in version 0.22-2.
    We recommend that you upgrade your dietlibc 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:
          Size/MD5 checksum:      581 2b472a6986de2fe5e3561d7932ccb5bc
          Size/MD5 checksum:     9040 e49f1c3c007033258fcc8d171f3c42f6
          Size/MD5 checksum:   415823 1b9019cc4e717470603d2716a602ec51
      Architecture independent components:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    19032 2289d430c97d33c0a12a5eeff11fd945
      Alpha architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   264314 279ee6b13535b8500877abf35cd616f4
      ARM architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   239226 59571adaf2d6981176f87d256d633e6e
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   230736 d6766661ce15e7d0bb981dd4283af35c
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   252976 3c99fd2d77addfb7a67fc60e9a6018d6
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   251836 0e41a80c3ba91df8c6e3c79de5461953
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   246132 b519307b907470bea80fcfc7176473a5
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   239174 cecf12ea63e4c51684c4dea394a5f8ed
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
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