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Debian: DSA-1902-1: New elinks packages fix arbitrary code execution

Date 05 Oct 2009
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Jakub Wilk discovered an off-by-one buffer overflow in the charset handling of elinks, a feature-rich text-mode WWW browser, which might lead to the execution of arbitrary code if the user is tricked into opening a malformed HTML page.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1902-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
October 05, 2009                      https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : elinks
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem type   : local(remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-7224
Debian Bug     : 380347

Jakub Wilk discovered an off-by-one buffer overflow in the charset 
handling of elinks, a feature-rich text-mode WWW browser, which might
lead to the execution of arbitrary code if the user is tricked into
opening a malformed HTML page.

For the old stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.11.1-1.2etch2.

The stable distribution (lenny) and the unstable distribution (sid)
already contain a patch for this problem.

We recommend that you upgrade your elinks 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 4.0 alias etch
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Oldstable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.11.1-1.2etch2.diff.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:    30564 48727476dbfed45200797a0504fa6e4a
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.11.1.orig.tar.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:  3863617 dce0fa7cb2b6e7194ddd00e34825218b
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.11.1-1.2etch2.dsc
    Size/MD5 checksum:      872 870acbbc16c166c0e17669f435cf4478

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.11.1-1.2etch2_alpha.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   496748 65a9e90caf0005912d0f307447bb7252
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.11.1-1.2etch2_alpha.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1264746 750b9c9425d331afdd84ae9e8ec397cc

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.11.1-1.2etch2_amd64.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   457658 d35d0729240a9a3e4edf596fab8b5519
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.11.1-1.2etch2_amd64.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1219062 eeb677af4bd1f969062dcc49a6c5797f

arm architecture (ARM)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.11.1-1.2etch2_arm.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1179258 2236eef0018c35106157254f1a9b5371
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.11.1-1.2etch2_arm.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   417026 d6298439e61cfd390dc5f885fa6d3ce9

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.11.1-1.2etch2_hppa.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1249718 200ea460bf1c50c7c77fb818b99d6f93
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.11.1-1.2etch2_hppa.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   481296 4d1ffd49415dc0f727fec71843e0cf1e

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.11.1-1.2etch2_i386.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   423782 fd2bdd5f8d85049dd34e9d392cfb0d55
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.11.1-1.2etch2_i386.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1188386 6b5bd5cc0801cc98c5f89eb755036a58

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.11.1-1.2etch2_ia64.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1432996 3f1c8fd354685e153aa0bf6001811f72
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.11.1-1.2etch2_ia64.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   624264 6ab1d3d6329c2fbbd366c7979846be04

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.11.1-1.2etch2_mipsel.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1223924 88dab6a6625382e7d7531f9f45f2fb6d
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.11.1-1.2etch2_mipsel.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   466916 3f54531dc562935768748e8626c3cd8a

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.11.1-1.2etch2_powerpc.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   450082 4cb3cbeda69cd02ddc99b132d26998c5
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.11.1-1.2etch2_powerpc.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1216856 ed85e75381a7bfdd094e21e0e16ecbfd

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.11.1-1.2etch2_s390.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1232366 5eafbb1dcf688fe54bd347afab8d6da8
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.11.1-1.2etch2_s390.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   470580 9da53a0cc795e3943c250a44810f006d

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.11.1-1.2etch2_sparc.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   419686 6177d561615f0c17f9e46e3642899870
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.11.1-1.2etch2_sparc.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1186370 1f7db95ad501df7b756e3ccaf2dc754d


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

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