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    Debian: 'most' buffer overflow

    Date 18 Sep 2001
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Pavel Machek has found a buffer overflow in the `most' pager program.
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 076-1                       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                               Martin Schulze
    September 18, 2001
    Package        : most
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : remote exploit
    Debian-specific: no
    Pavel Machek has found a buffer overflow in the `most' pager program.
    The problem is part of most's tab expansion where the program would
    write beyond the bounds two array variables when viewing a malicious
    file.  This could lead into other data structures being overwritten
    which in turn could enable most to execute arbitrary code being able
    to compromise the users environment.
    This has been fixed in the upstream version 4.9.2 and an updated
    version of 4.9.0 for Debian GNU/Linux 2.2.
    We recommend that you upgrade your most package immediately.
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    Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
      Source archives:
          MD5 checksum: d5fc74c9f9aff4949bd620cec9e39888
          MD5 checksum: c441024116f3674c9c04cf30b979973d
      Alpha architecture:
          MD5 checksum: aa349cd180b55d788d9b3374dcd53801
      ARM architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 4c50cdbdf76985a53e5ca911149e3d17
      Intel ia32 architecture:
          MD5 checksum: b998b05837b20e78e143be0ffdc3e44c
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 751ad9e35b32de7b4c6ef9b514a92ff5
      PowerPC architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 683430dc0f49cab9cfbd5564e0c29858
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          MD5 checksum: db94cdb0fb2329e03c0e9cae67669208
      These files will be moved into the stable distribution on its next
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