Debian: libnids Buffer overflow vulnerability

    Date06 Jan 2004
    CategoryDebian
    2224
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    A vulnerability was discovered in libnids, a library used to analyzeIP network traffic, whereby a carefully crafted TCP datagram couldcause memory corruption and potentially execute arbitrary code withthe privileges of the user executing a program which uses libnids(such as dsniff).
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 410-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
    January 5th, 2004                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libnids
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Ids        : CAN-2003-0850
    
    A vulnerability was discovered in libnids, a library used to analyze
    IP network traffic, whereby a carefully crafted TCP datagram could
    cause memory corruption and potentially execute arbitrary code with
    the privileges of the user executing a program which uses libnids
    (such as dsniff).
    
    For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
    fixed in version 1.16-3woody1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    We recommend that you update your libnids 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:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libn/libnids/libnids_1.16-3woody1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      603 c9e8989f8cb7d6706d512f8c34519443
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libn/libnids/libnids_1.16-3woody1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:     7053 5db55f605de05b18238c8d8f1e0d5eaa
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libn/libnids/libnids_1.16.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    72309 95497093d0de330be12ddc658ad7decc
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libn/libnids/libnids-dev_1.16-3woody1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    53924 e26ca5f38905360771ed53e406cfd551
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libn/libnids/libnids1_1.16-3woody1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    21948 05c1ba0882f274c0e91b366158c3aba6
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libn/libnids/libnids-dev_1.16-3woody1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    49500 2861aab1d3425667206a39fe1a18236e
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libn/libnids/libnids1_1.16-3woody1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    18684 b56d1950c95bb179f70216b1a2d18659
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libn/libnids/libnids-dev_1.16-3woody1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    47424 0a0ee5573c7f849a0c4b8a6c60c6a080
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libn/libnids/libnids1_1.16-3woody1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    17074 9b0358382397ba1d8b0485dede78892f
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libn/libnids/libnids-dev_1.16-3woody1_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    59322 7a024fb46ce17e1ee6f3c0e201627c42
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libn/libnids/libnids1_1.16-3woody1_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    28432 8934206dbb404dc64d4c87d9255d5638
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libn/libnids/libnids-dev_1.16-3woody1_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    52302 711d6f7c949a60984ee7d30fb8894160
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libn/libnids/libnids1_1.16-3woody1_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    20930 62ad021f6c7767cc8a4454096ccd1d1d
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libn/libnids/libnids-dev_1.16-3woody1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    46716 feaeeac9a1f2762313d8e59f313373e1
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libn/libnids/libnids1_1.16-3woody1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    16674 4cb2fd1cdbbf5900474f4329bab3bfbc
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libn/libnids/libnids-dev_1.16-3woody1_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    52226 e0abaa180510965d91faed6b3cf14aae
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libn/libnids/libnids1_1.16-3woody1_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    18658 731f3f124e0f50dd0f2ad12edddacebc
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libn/libnids/libnids-dev_1.16-3woody1_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    52404 588dc4b4cc9526f43dbe758ac42a5fa7
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libn/libnids/libnids1_1.16-3woody1_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    18894 f138fa9a58029d8d4045214f689f433a
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libn/libnids/libnids-dev_1.16-3woody1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    50712 8d474420d3857da2dcf1e513e8c3a05f
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libn/libnids/libnids1_1.16-3woody1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    18544 6c2ee0a24d579e058ec3d33f6da60c7b
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libn/libnids/libnids-dev_1.16-3woody1_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    48488 bc1a016c012276feca11552206bad715
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libn/libnids/libnids1_1.16-3woody1_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    18762 b4d3b1bc6431b57a3fc9e90bde10b439
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libn/libnids/libnids-dev_1.16-3woody1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    49894 72473f1e07a0e37d5ba5acdd7c6b7d42
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libn/libnids/libnids1_1.16-3woody1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    21560 661ca1cb95c69e40cca1fc6373ae39a8
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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