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    Debian: 'inn2' multiple vulnerabilities

    Date 27 Jan 2001
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Multiple local temp file vulnerabilities exist with previous versions of inn2.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-023-1                       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                               Martin Schulze
    January 26, 2001
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    Package        : inn2
    Vulnerability  : local tempfile vulnerabilities
    Debian-specific: no
     1. People at WireX have found several potential insecure uses of
        temporary files in programs provided by INN2.  Some of them only
        lead to a vulnerability to symlink attacks if the temporary
        directory was set to /tmp or /var/tmp, which is the case in many
        installations, at least in Debian packages.  An attacker could
        overwrite any file owned by the news system administrator,
        i.e. owned by
     2. Michal Zalewski found an exploitable buffer overflow with regard
        to cancel messages and their verification.  This bug did only show
        up if "verifycancels" was enabled in inn.conf which is not the
        default and has been disrecommended by upstream.
     3. Andi Kleen found a bug in INN2 that makes innd crash for two byte
        headers.  There is a chance this can only be exploited with uucp.
    We recommend you upgrade your inn2 packages immediately.
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    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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      Potato was released for the alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and
      sparc architectures.
      Source archives:
          MD5 checksum: b028c55deedf4ec35351103cac48bd85
          MD5 checksum: d9621c875f3e5c01d6c26ce3f0c522cb
          MD5 checksum: fa9ad31115a966b4d81085051801e765
      Intel ia32 architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 2977d6653f42533938225aa1575aaafa
          MD5 checksum: 99c00bc514f528db19eefbbd1a1d31fe
          MD5 checksum: b46e664217c6c53172cb8bc35c372a5a
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 1f987988e44bef82fe1f802c0be5ba02
          MD5 checksum: be82f2e97709643c1cb2b385a63c51a9
          MD5 checksum: 36078955097ec9d490de07e9e1e24c2b
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 7511a8d1698ac3e5bee17777326b35b2
          MD5 checksum: c77d55903592e81968140e079f1c6f77
          MD5 checksum: 1f41b1ec85198d719fe9c28e98ec8734
      Alpha architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 60272664fc901e1208a08f27cd782ade
          MD5 checksum: 45387036b992ae2a89e8867bce6936ad
          MD5 checksum: 74b59a4d505ea437e2acd2787ba46e06
      PowerPC architecture:
          MD5 checksum: fe2831aba8e48fd40ed949ad4d43af69
          MD5 checksum: 6ff36ece5e2e34fa263c29b3c182b3fb
          MD5 checksum: c834bf13621cd56a9bdecc9fd557944d
      ARM architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 3e545ec01f4f868a89d43e0192e13397
          MD5 checksum: 668c9bdf6d048dbe3d7f79020f7d0b66
          MD5 checksum: 4ab8315ae897a034707932778dce944f
      Architecture independent:
          MD5 checksum: 2ebe291616ea17f9cabcae1644d7a5e5
      These files will be moved into*/binary-$arch/ soon.
    For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
    directory$arch/ .
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