Debian: mah-jong Denial of service vulnerability

    Date13 May 2004
    CategoryDebian
    1831
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    A problem has been discovered in mah-jong that can be utilised to crash the game server after dereferencing a NULL pointer.
    
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 503-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    May 13th, 2004                           http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : mah-jong
    Vulnerability  : missing argument check
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2004-0458
    
    A problem has been discovered in mah-jong, a variant of the original
    Mah-Jong game, that can be utilised to crash the game server after
    dereferencing a NULL pointer.  This bug be exploited by any client
    that connects to the mah-jong server.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.4-3.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.6.2-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your mah-jong 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
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      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-3.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      579 fbaaaa02b4da5b54980a857978953ad9
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-3.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    24223 d80c110b7e32860173816378c9a0b668
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   259474 21cc99ddb9ae91cbe02b2119586f8860
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-3_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   311528 2c8c14d83e1488d49332ad1617a92d68
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-3_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   272438 7be6ba070c69a00507c6014ef4246cc6
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-3_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   250086 a7ebbe382d8eb1328901092a6b2b3352
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-3_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   380046 2ca54902cb7e346c75472032c0d4d2f7
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-3_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   286928 567894a21a4c911ec9b8287fd089c474
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-3_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   234534 3e57a18a0a4081b300259e9dd82ab48b
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-3_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   262024 65c7e3c93be2bd4ed8a8785d281828f3
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-3_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   261836 523bf9927fd506d7d7eaeeb9a80ed8ba
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-3_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   271728 ac75e854e4d5b3dc8836d06a433f5d8f
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-3_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   246212 0560d3f71a4e98578d4dcf14811605a3
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-3_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   269534 b3caab927da9daf5c01e81b3e70a7437
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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