Debian: 'htdig' unauthorized gathering of data

    Date 17 Oct 2001
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Using former versions of ht://Dig it was able to pass the parameter `-c' to the cgi program in order to use a different configuration file.
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 080-1                       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                               Martin Schulze
    October 17th, 2001
    Package        : htdig
    Vulnerability  : unauthorized gathering of data
    Problem-Type   : remote DoS, local information retrieval
    Debian-specific: no
    Nergal reported a vulnerability in the htsearch program which is
    distributed as part of the ht://Dig package, a indexing and searching
    system for small domains or intranets.  Using former versions it was
    able to pass the parameter `-c' to the cgi program in order to use a
    different configuration file.
    A malicious user could point htsearch to a file like `/dev/zero' and
    let the server run in an endless loop, trying to read config
    parameters.  If the user has write permission on the server he can
    point the program to it and retrive any file readable by the webserver
    user id.
    This problem has been fixed in version of 3.1.5-2.1 for Debian
    GNU/Linux 2.2.
    We recommend that you upgrade your htdig package immediately.
    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
      Source archives:
          MD5 checksum: 4ad4dc342e31db65127cc58a8063f025
          MD5 checksum: e59bfe00133e97ae7f071d3a8510eb35
          MD5 checksum: cbf4a0f2b703d9822db555a14dc96ed3
      Architecture independent components:
          MD5 checksum: 6c5c94f56ce3e02018864439bb24ac18
      Alpha architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 412501d347af74566b170f5e485216c4
      ARM architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 35e60b98022364b61be3d3c23b300782
      Intel ia32 architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 77befd19641a294cb0a47b72aa15e91c
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 5dc1c696e9dcc86af834546201efec79
      PowerPC architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 30a2cd56b561cf481bf4cdc595cda7ad
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          MD5 checksum: ce101a18a7af6e6dde43bf2c0ec330b1
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