Debian: DSA-1891-1: New changetrack packages fix arbitrary code execution

    Date22 Sep 2009
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Marek Grzybowski discovered that changetrack, a program to monitor changes to (configuration) files, is prone to shell command injection via metacharacters in filenames. The behaviour of the program has been
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1891-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                      Steffen Joeris
    September 22, 2009                    http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : changetrack
    Vulnerability  : shell command execution
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id         : CVE-2009-3233
    Debian Bug     : 546791
    
    
    Marek Grzybowski discovered that changetrack, a program to monitor
    changes to (configuration) files, is prone to shell command injection
    via metacharacters in filenames. The behaviour of the program has been
    adjusted to reject all filenames with metacharacters.
    
    
    For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 4.3-3+lenny1.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
    version 4.3-3+etch1.
    
    For the testing distribution (squeeze), this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 4.5-2.
    
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your changetrack 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
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    Debian (oldstable)
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    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/c/changetrack/changetrack_4.3-3+etch1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    13330 3334d9ef744a08cc0b4d8253c78b7c10
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/changetrack/changetrack_4.3-3+etch1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      710 b519ffa08cb165819e9bdd67f7e9a4f3
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/changetrack/changetrack_4.3-3+etch1_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    21706 b1002889940ab122879f4d709fe8a573
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias lenny
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    Debian (stable)
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    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/c/changetrack/changetrack_4.3.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    16567 7600e72b299562c6773e9b6ac38aaa55
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/changetrack/changetrack_4.3-3+lenny1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    13325 c91d4a3d370dfe41ff41e6815eda7440
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/changetrack/changetrack_4.3-3+lenny1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:     1110 5e689f11bc4dca83328cda0a888ec1e4
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/changetrack/changetrack_4.3-3+lenny1_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    21678 3b9fb111a49aa671886f6e5eaec66908
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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    For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
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    Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/
    
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