Debian: epic buffer overflow vulnerability

    Date15 Apr 2003
    CategoryDebian
    2165
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    A malicious server could craft special reply strings, triggering the client to write beyond buffer boundaries.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 287-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    April 15th, 2003                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : epic
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflows
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    
    Timo Sirainen discovered several problems in EPIC, a popular client
    for Internet Relay Chat (IRC).  A malicious server could craft special
    reply strings, triggering the client to write beyond buffer
    boundaries.  This could lead to a denial of service if the client only
    crashes, but may also lead to executing of arbitrary code under the
    user id of the chatting user.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
    version 3.004-17.1.
    
    For the old stable distribution (potato) these problems have been
    fixed in version 3.004-16.1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
    version 3.004-19.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your EPIC package.
    
    
    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 2.2 alias potato
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      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/epic/epic_3.004-16.1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      561 f30f26687be35f7ddf6d68dc14842a82
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/epic/epic_3.004-16.1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    25549 3794d656d9fd6088f0eccfb75e59b6c6
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/epic/epic_3.004.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   677941 4b79e9bb25909d5c4ce7cee4970e335b
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/epic/epic_3.004-16.1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   547614 f7ccc5b8a2862f9ff5a1592b97c68478
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/epic/epic_3.004-16.1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   483260 29a3202bdf3c205742495ff72357b1a0
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/epic/epic_3.004-16.1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   471578 bb14820d6640aa8b93273b5a45f87fc8
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/epic/epic_3.004-16.1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   457788 2ff116874a2275f591444d84a3d936cc
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/epic/epic_3.004-16.1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   492272 df6f2424b9a510840d3faf4c01a901a7
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/epic/epic_3.004-16.1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   491590 ed97bd311c43cbf96b204e40773648a8
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/epic/epic_3.004-17.1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      561 34581ed32aeba4a3bfaca088f53c2cd2
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/epic/epic_3.004-17.1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    25526 c8a0c85117f390de9fb7913f7e3c3a92
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/epic/epic_3.004.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   677941 4b79e9bb25909d5c4ce7cee4970e335b
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/epic/epic_3.004-17.1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   543524 6376800ca40516317f702140dafbce6b
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/epic/epic_3.004-17.1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   484304 d3facae365512f15b0782123ce4003b5
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/epic/epic_3.004-17.1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   471524 1e276d3a9be715cebb354d23910216df
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/epic/epic_3.004-17.1_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   609232 9adfca3ab1dcbdfbb8bd433127720a8f
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/epic/epic_3.004-17.1_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   518834 6778748f37cbd0a121da1a2b37ce8fdb
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/epic/epic_3.004-17.1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   457434 66d4f62d88057ca99ee3366578696af5
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/epic/epic_3.004-17.1_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   512400 121c29a37448bb9f49218eb1579902b2
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/epic/epic_3.004-17.1_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   512312 efde0f25f68d5ce8eaaabe0674a2d681
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/epic/epic_3.004-17.1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   492006 3cc7146df4be5fe24e259b4d0e2786a3
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/epic/epic_3.004-17.1_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   480718 4c4b61fb3bdf7aa162d397f4798f9586
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/epic/epic_3.004-17.1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   491792 086cda5b81ca189e129a214b232ea586
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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    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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