Debian: lxr filename sanitizing vulnerability

    Date19 Mar 2003
    CategoryDebian
    1999
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    There is a vulnerability that allows a remote attacker to read arbitrary files on the host system as user www-data.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 264-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    March 19th, 2003                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : lxr
    Vulnerability  : missing filename sanitizing
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    
    Upstream developers of lxr, a general hypertext cross-referencing
    tool, have been alerted of a vulnerability that allows a remote
    attacker to read arbitrary files on the host system as user www-data.
    This could disclose local files that were not meant to be shared with
    the public.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
    fixed in version 0.3-3.
    
    The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected since it does not
    contain an lxr package.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been
    fixed in version 0.3-4.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your lxr 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/l/lxr/lxr_0.3-3.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      529 2247880271390dcc2e8b5840e35b8740
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lxr/lxr_0.3-3.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:     4741 c4ac9ea82443f00fc6d893eac95d0eb6
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lxr/lxr_0.3.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    29354 57417ee8fdafef8e04141690c7a8b6aa
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lxr/lxr_0.3-3_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    25916 7afae8f316b5d49460ec228ce65505e3
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lxr/lxr_0.3-3_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    25930 3f0c071bd857b60094bab17710740feb
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lxr/lxr_0.3-3_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    25922 b0e19c5aaf6930b9e88d1a2dd0e4828e
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lxr/lxr_0.3-3_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    25916 30f33037dbf3b0c7a2f38e4792253ff9
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lxr/lxr_0.3-3_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    25924 a3afbdeca4e74064c2ad93f8d89f02cb
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lxr/lxr_0.3-3_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    25954 57d078cff179225eb026275f21e7ffff
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lxr/lxr_0.3-3_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    25920 3051ef49ccd9cceeb6bc2c4ade214227
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lxr/lxr_0.3-3_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    25944 64c72605a28df3c8f8e0b7728509c3fe
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lxr/lxr_0.3-3_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    25918 f282e391627defac8898b78da1eb5f1a
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lxr/lxr_0.3-3_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    25912 3911d941d4036b6eab20b06ceb572e59
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lxr/lxr_0.3-3_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    25922 2c54bb734a88ae4f52eee6a2331359ec
    
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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