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Debian: 'man-db' format string vulnerability

Date 08 Feb 2001
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Styx has reported that the program `man' mistakenly passes maliciousstrings through routines that were not meant to use them as format strings.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-028-1                       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
https://www.debian.org/security/                               Martin Schulze
February 9, 2001
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Package        : man-db
Vulnerability  : format string vulnerability
Type           : local exploit
Debian-specific: no

Styx has reported that the program `man' mistakenly passes malicious
strings (i.e. containing format characters) through routines that were
not meant to use them as format strings.  Since this could cause a
segmentation fault and privileges were not dropped it may lead to an
exploit for the 'man' user.

We recommend you upgrade your man-db package 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:

     https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/man-db_2.3.16-1.1.dsc
      MD5 checksum: 2b9918131917984b87fcee9ddc08fb2e
     https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/man-db_2.3.16-1.1.tar.gz
      MD5 checksum: c6c5931bd70a34d8b6df5d09736a6110

  Intel ia32 architecture:

     https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/man-db_2.3.16-1.1_i386.deb
      MD5 checksum: ef897ea4450eb06089ae87213177d5fa

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

     https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/man-db_2.3.16-1.1_m68k.deb
      MD5 checksum: 3f12e53dfbf896eba06296403363c977


  Sun Sparc architecture:

     https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/man-db_2.3.16-1.1_sparc.deb
      MD5 checksum: ab357a472d57c7668992f0f5b0395d93

  Alpha architecture:

     https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/man-db_2.3.16-1.1_alpha.deb
      MD5 checksum: cde9367a123c74ff40970beb66d3dedb

  PowerPC architecture:

     https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/man-db_2.3.16-1.1_powerpc.deb
      MD5 checksum: 5aad8020aa268abf5c283537cb78eda2

  ARM architecture:

     https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/man-db_2.3.16-1.1_arm.deb
      MD5 checksum: c7980061b9e8a5d95191befcd93e5d0e


  These files will be moved into
   ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory  ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .

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For apt-get: deb  https://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp:  ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
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Package info: `apt-cache show ' and  https://packages.debian.org/


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