Debian: gkrellm multiple vulnerablilites

    Date24 Apr 2003
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    There are multiple vulnerabilities in gkrellm.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 294-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    April 23rd, 2003               
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    Package        : gkrellm-newsticker
    Vulnerability  : missing quoting, incomplete parser
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Ids        : CAN-2003-0205 CAN-2003-0206
    Brian Campbell discovered two security-related problems in
    gkrellm-newsticker, a plugin for the gkrellm system monitor program,
    which provides a news ticker from RDF feeds.  The Common
    Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following
      It can launch a web browser of the user's choice when the ticker
      title is clicked by using the URI given by the feed.  However,
      special shell characters are not properly escaped enabling a
      malicious feed to execute arbitrary shell commands on the clients
      It crashes the entire gkrellm system on feeds where link or title
      elements are not entirely on a single line.  A malicious server
      could therefore craft a denial of service.
    For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
    version 0.3-3.1
    The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected since it doesn't
    contain gkrellm-newsticker packages.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems is not yet fixed.
    We recommend that you upgrade your gkrellm-newsticker 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 3.0 alias woody
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      Source archives:
          Size/MD5 checksum:      736 48df0aef0622167773057cd7bf0fd17f
          Size/MD5 checksum:     2468 bc17c9c128b8a2550f7812dae9f4b163
          Size/MD5 checksum:    25849 41a647c4671f6801ed9b3a3de7d414ca
      Alpha architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    43506 47726e8c350b581bbf453f5d5c231dbd
      ARM architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    37756 addfe4f87f35f0243a83b0e5e9286646
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    36030 48cc15c0da005d6b53757dfcee318dd0
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    47160 f195d6caee4c186ed2ee6921eb454daa
      HP Precision architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    43974 5140d9e63e1647ff314c0c4044ddd4d3
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    42164 3a2f0b85e3c7d6ee741c121f719c33ad
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    36786 84ba4b61bd0c3c32459829a27ed1b010
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    35532 ead6c8290f38890b11188406c990180d
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    41210 cb1ee388ea55ce2d4e5e7d7f2af1cf52
      IBM S/390 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    42644 1c1bc26dcf280c12df5785c6ba6afe24
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    39512 4a731f1d3ff438ab0d8b2fd3852a45a0
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
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