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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
    ------------------------------------
    
      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 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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