Debian: DSA-1884-1: New nginx packages fix arbitrary code execution

    Date14 Sep 2009
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Chris Ries discovered that nginx, a high-performance HTTP server, reverse proxy and IMAP/POP3 proxy server, is vulnerable to a buffer underflow when processing certain HTTP requests. An attacker can use this to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the worker process (www-data on Debian)
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1884-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                                 Nico Golde
    September 14th, 2009                    http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : nginx
    Vulnerability  : buffer underflow
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2009-2629
    
    Chris Ries discovered that nginx, a high-performance HTTP server, reverse
    proxy and IMAP/POP3 proxy server, is vulnerable to a buffer underflow when
    processing certain HTTP requests.  An attacker can use this to execute
    arbitrary code with the rights of the worker process (www-data on Debian)
    or possibly perform denial of service attacks by repeatedly crashing
    worker processes via a specially crafted URL in an HTTP request.
    
    
    For the oldstable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.4.13-2+etch2.
    
    For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.6.32-3+lenny2.
    
    For the testing distribution (squeeze), this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.7.61-3.
    
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your nginx packages.
    
    Upgrade instructions
    - --------------------
    
    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 4.0 alias etch
    - -------------------------------
    
    Debian (oldstable)
    - ------------------
    
    Oldstable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
    
    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nginx/nginx_0.4.13.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:   436610 d385a1e7a23020d421531818d5606b5b
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nginx/nginx_0.4.13-2+etch2.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:     6578 db07ea3610574b7561cbedef09a51bf2
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nginx/nginx_0.4.13-2+etch2.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      618 12706d3c92e0c225dd47367aae43115e
    
    alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nginx/nginx_0.4.13-2+etch2_alpha.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   211310 5e7efe11eca1aea2f6611cd913bf519d
    
    amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nginx/nginx_0.4.13-2+etch2_amd64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   195352 3fc58e180fca1465a360f37bad3da7db
    
    arm architecture (ARM)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nginx/nginx_0.4.13-2+etch2_arm.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   187144 6e49d62ee4efa11f9b75292bcb3be1d7
    
    hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nginx/nginx_0.4.13-2+etch2_hppa.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   205204 7f8f76147eccbf489c900831782806c0
    
    i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nginx/nginx_0.4.13-2+etch2_i386.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   184912 7dc5e3672666d1b5666f6ce79f4c755b
    
    ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nginx/nginx_0.4.13-2+etch2_ia64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   278490 669e8d9e43a123367c429ca34927e22a
    
    mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nginx/nginx_0.4.13-2+etch2_mips.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   208238 2e6f25c4bc053d1bb1ac82bec398624d
    
    mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nginx/nginx_0.4.13-2+etch2_mipsel.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   207640 e6b0e0e8148d1786274cf9a4b7f9d060
    
    powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nginx/nginx_0.4.13-2+etch2_powerpc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   186542 5b1460ab8707b1ccb3cf0b75c8ea2548
    
    s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nginx/nginx_0.4.13-2+etch2_s390.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   199720 8ecde48c393df02819c45bc966f73eae
    
    sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nginx/nginx_0.4.13-2+etch2_sparc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   185032 15212749985501b223af7888447fc433
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias lenny
    - --------------------------------
    
    Debian (stable)
    - ---------------
    
    Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
    
    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nginx/nginx_0.6.32-3+lenny2.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:     1238 41197ff9eca3cb3707ca5eff5e431183
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nginx/nginx_0.6.32-3+lenny2.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    10720 b2c8f555b7de4ac17b2c98247fd2ae6b
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nginx/nginx_0.6.32.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:   522183 c09a2ace3c91f45dabbb608b11e48ed1
    
    alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nginx/nginx_0.6.32-3+lenny2_alpha.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   297782 dc05cbf94712134298acdedad2a4e85d
    
    amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nginx/nginx_0.6.32-3+lenny2_amd64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   268518 58dc10022dd7b20ff58a4b839be62a43
    
    arm architecture (ARM)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nginx/nginx_0.6.32-3+lenny2_arm.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   251688 7f5a9499de8ba40ae2caea7de183b966
    
    hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nginx/nginx_0.6.32-3+lenny2_hppa.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   282324 f0264b98d0564f51692292c0ec269a19
    
    i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nginx/nginx_0.6.32-3+lenny2_i386.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   253060 a64340fa3a9a5b58e23267f13abfeeed
    
    ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nginx/nginx_0.6.32-3+lenny2_ia64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   420004 a2e6de141194e41a60893b0b2c457f28
    
    mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nginx/nginx_0.6.32-3+lenny2_mips.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   283220 04407318230621467ea3a42bfb11d724
    
    mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nginx/nginx_0.6.32-3+lenny2_mipsel.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   283444 0bd0eb1e415d7d6877a95e21ddb91fa7
    
    powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nginx/nginx_0.6.32-3+lenny2_powerpc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   276056 fae6451ab5ac767f93d3229a9e01f3bf
    
    sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nginx/nginx_0.6.32-3+lenny2_sparc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   256778 df6a47fe174736468910a4166fe0a064
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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