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Debian: DSA-2049-1: New barnowl packages fix arbitrary code execution

Date 23 May 2010
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
It has been discovered that barnowl, a curses-based tty Jabber, IRC, AIM and Zephyr client, is prone to a buffer overflow via its "CC:" handling, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2049-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                      Steffen Joeris
May 23, 2010                          https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : barnowl
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id         : CVE-2010-0793
Debian Bug     : 574418

It has been discovered that barnowl, a curses-based tty Jabber, IRC, AIM
and Zephyr client, is prone to a buffer overflow via its "CC:" handling,
which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.


For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.0.1-4+lenny1.

For the testing distribution (squeeze) and the unstable distribution
(sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.5.1-1.


We recommend that you upgrade your barnowl 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 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:

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/barnowl/barnowl_1.0.1.orig.tar.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:   606923 5036fe3559becc5fa81de9a4dc028767
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/barnowl/barnowl_1.0.1-4+lenny1.dsc
    Size/MD5 checksum:     1128 c005716429cc93f9aa13ecc32e9a83a8
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/barnowl/barnowl_1.0.1-4+lenny1.diff.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:     6186 431a62342081785abeac1d6f27cca56e

Architecture independent packages:

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/barnowl/barnowl-irc_1.0.1-4+lenny1_all.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    38992 662b9a48a4daf355222980b4b77e1dfe

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/barnowl/barnowl_1.0.1-4+lenny1_alpha.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   521514 a50a7d27f8d679aaaf1aefbb7b0b8f00

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/barnowl/barnowl_1.0.1-4+lenny1_amd64.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   497828 ec2b041ebdfcd8f605760000d156a058

arm architecture (ARM)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/barnowl/barnowl_1.0.1-4+lenny1_arm.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   453232 fa99d92090e14152f9d5119d3952c911

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/barnowl/barnowl_1.0.1-4+lenny1_hppa.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   484984 e370789dab95d297ece10836eaa11c40

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/barnowl/barnowl_1.0.1-4+lenny1_i386.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   468636 b4d0478d392975c7c10bf1bc5a8db665

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/barnowl/barnowl_1.0.1-4+lenny1_ia64.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   580632 46327f82543d70285370f3b1abc770e2

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/barnowl/barnowl_1.0.1-4+lenny1_mips.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   461968 91c665cd05e93568eda74970ea816dac

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/barnowl/barnowl_1.0.1-4+lenny1_powerpc.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   484788 d6d20b834e74fe5eb76cb73b0fe4f8af

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/barnowl/barnowl_1.0.1-4+lenny1_s390.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   488260 345d6df2dd4953aa4bca1aa7b0a2cb1a

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/barnowl/barnowl_1.0.1-4+lenny1_sparc.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   463060 869a67d8595133ae2c6a61cd9289e0a8


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

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