Debian: 'man-db' vulnerability

    Date08 Aug 2003
    CategoryDebian
    2266
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    The previous man-db update (DSA-364-1) introduced an error whichresulted in a segmentation fault in the "mandb" command, which runspart of the daily cron job. This error was caused by allocating amemory region which was one byte too small to hold the data writteninto it.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 364-2                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
    August 8th, 2003                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : man-db
    
    The previous man-db update (DSA-364-1) introduced an error which
    resulted in a segmentation fault in the "mandb" command, which runs
    part of the daily cron job.  This error was caused by allocating a
    memory region which was one byte too small to hold the data written
    into it.
    
    For the current stable distribution (woody), these problems have been
    fixed in version 2.3.20-18.woody.3.
    
    The unstable distribution (sid) was not affected by this problem.
    
    We recommend that you update your man-db 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
    --------------------------------
    
      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/man-db/man-db_2.3.20-18.woody.3.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      632 227678648c57982f1f94c68d87e981d5
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/man-db/man-db_2.3.20-18.woody.3.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   106656 c97fb4fd035abc8d1b8424473491b898
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/man-db/man-db_2.3.20.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   516391 5021f8a23cba9b14df39aa06407baefb
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/man-db/man-db_2.3.20-18.woody.3_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   543442 ad21bfda434e3a56db351b28811a4519
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/man-db/man-db_2.3.20-18.woody.3_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   478496 33f5f7ec1baf4faae4fea10e95d0ae93
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/man-db/man-db_2.3.20-18.woody.3_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   472870 1cd24fded9ab886c695b4edadebf5246
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/man-db/man-db_2.3.20-18.woody.3_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   601620 48dc7ae70e91dd0c0f19e22a525150c2
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/man-db/man-db_2.3.20-18.woody.3_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   521106 0359e7f0549e37fd7e214d0f29e7924b
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/man-db/man-db_2.3.20-18.woody.3_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   467820 78e883311d0e79c6081fce9e735764f7
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/man-db/man-db_2.3.20-18.woody.3_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   516078 7f114851118f566c7804d6fcc083b84b
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/man-db/man-db_2.3.20-18.woody.3_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   517222 5006637a73f6f128f9499d1d15db482e
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/man-db/man-db_2.3.20-18.woody.3_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   494048 aefd0057ae510a5224cf5832aade1349
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/man-db/man-db_2.3.20-18.woody.3_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   479140 a2535ea11fc3db9db6e8e563448f56d8
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/man-db/man-db_2.3.20-18.woody.3_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   479340 69bf25dd1287d7902e819dfcf7671669
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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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  http://packages.debian.org/
    
    
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