Debian: gnats arbitrary code execution fix

    Date09 Nov 2004
    CategoryDebian
    2224
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Khan Shirani discovered a format string vulnerability in gnats, the GNU problem report management system. This problem may be exploited to execute arbitrary code.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 590-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    November 9th, 2004                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : gnats
    Vulnerability  : format string vulnerability
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2004-0623
    BugTraq ID     : 10609
    Debian Bug     : 278577
    
    Khan Shirani discovered a format string vulnerability in gnats, the
    GNU problem report management system.  This problem may be exploited
    to execute arbitrary code.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.999.beta1+cvs20020303-2.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 4.0-7.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your gnats 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 3.0 alias woody
    --------------------------------
    
      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gnats/gnats_3.999.beta1+cvs20020303-2.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      572 a50e8e6bcea84deb584a0427bfdbc96d
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gnats/gnats_3.999.beta1+cvs20020303-2.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1570021 b0f7f28328e21a7ce35e3315bf2bca0b
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gnats/gnats_3.999.beta1+cvs20020303-2_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1050882 f604c53e94753708ff44e533c39c43e2
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gnats/gnats-user_3.999.beta1+cvs20020303-2_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   685026 6185e02fc2775180bf2c5ec11239b69a
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gnats/gnats_3.999.beta1+cvs20020303-2_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   880912 3d2662f156e638cd1a52fd609dcab941
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gnats/gnats-user_3.999.beta1+cvs20020303-2_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   602334 8fa0573e4f85c9363d53c6020b88ddd9
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gnats/gnats_3.999.beta1+cvs20020303-2_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   866718 341223ed8802f9db37d635f885aeea18
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gnats/gnats-user_3.999.beta1+cvs20020303-2_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   592452 d02b91bae6efc9628aab7d53236c6a7b
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gnats/gnats_3.999.beta1+cvs20020303-2_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1242616 2365d9b58be38a9ab75550c14aa021c0
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gnats/gnats-user_3.999.beta1+cvs20020303-2_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   778954 72a9110a68fbba73b5c8ed6427ce18df
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gnats/gnats_3.999.beta1+cvs20020303-2_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   983490 b5f6d8bbff6ac02830b01a4e02284e75
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gnats/gnats-user_3.999.beta1+cvs20020303-2_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   652166 7c5057561328f30ec1177054ed57e638
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gnats/gnats_3.999.beta1+cvs20020303-2_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   822588 a539353ebf28be0523f808c1e1a4ca64
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gnats/gnats-user_3.999.beta1+cvs20020303-2_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   572790 472ed96d0bbbc993e0321af5d83bf394
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gnats/gnats_3.999.beta1+cvs20020303-2_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   975242 e11de0c1cc6e7e85321411cd1066602a
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gnats/gnats-user_3.999.beta1+cvs20020303-2_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   644922 85b1d1e6146c3bcdc655f1d120fc3361
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gnats/gnats_3.999.beta1+cvs20020303-2_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   973682 aaf838802193112d9ec2ffaeec9ef65f
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gnats/gnats-user_3.999.beta1+cvs20020303-2_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   645350 6cc250414c90dc14ffebce38846c3cf7
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gnats/gnats_3.999.beta1+cvs20020303-2_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   909244 51c380ca38ba98a93312edfb99431da7
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gnats/gnats-user_3.999.beta1+cvs20020303-2_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   614968 dcb3e1db579471f1dabc73d8a75b52ac
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gnats/gnats_3.999.beta1+cvs20020303-2_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   895272 649ee321f435ee1340f854387fa66c67
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gnats/gnats-user_3.999.beta1+cvs20020303-2_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   607174 2993bb4ebe7845926dee6641362569f2
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gnats/gnats_3.999.beta1+cvs20020303-2_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   898306 602f6382b3bef02e9d4e2a8009c46212
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gnats/gnats-user_3.999.beta1+cvs20020303-2_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   608376 3f6bab03dd22a70e2007f1cb16f7b996
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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