Debian: 'ncurses' buffer overflows

    Date22 Nov 2000
    CategoryDebian
    2775
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    The version of the ncurses display library shipped with Debian GNU/Linux 2.2is vulnerable to several buffer overflows in the parsing of terminfodatabase files.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory                                 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                            Daniel Jacobowitz
    November 21, 2000
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    Package: ncurses
    Vulnerability: local privilege escalation
    Debian-specific: no
    Vulnerable: yes
    
    The version of the ncurses display library shipped with Debian GNU/Linux 2.2
    is vulnerable to several buffer overflows in the parsing of terminfo
    database files.  This problem was discovered by Jouko Pynnönen
    <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>. The problems are only exploitable in the presence of
    setuid binaries linked to ncurses which use these particular functions,
    including xmcd versions before 2.5pl1-7.1.
    
    This problem is fixed in ncurses 5.0-6.0potato1 for Debian GNU/Linux 2.2,
    and in ncurses 5.0-8 for Debian Unstable.
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink
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      Slink is no longer being supported by the Debian Security Team.  We highly
      recommend an upgrade to the current stable release.
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 (stable) alias potato
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      Fixes are currently available for the Alpha, ARM, Intel ia32, Motorola 680x0,
      PowerPC and Sun SPARC architectures, and will be included in 2.2r2.
    
      Source archives:
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/source/ncurses_5.0-6.0potato1.diff.gz
          MD5 checksum: d474ae2d9cfc75191d0460d2fdeeafca
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/source/ncurses_5.0-6.0potato1.dsc
          MD5 checksum: d2d53c5c9892ae5918141d9d9aa1f644
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/source/ncurses_5.0.orig.tar.gz
          MD5 checksum: 0fa25059bc5e1e947f3109a3a168e976
    
      Architecture indendent archives:
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-all/ncurses-base_5.0-6.0potato1_all.deb
          MD5 checksum: 251f5aae54dfbd95b64f45fdbadbdff5
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-all/ncurses-term_5.0-6.0potato1_all.deb
          MD5 checksum: b7de46e7b57038d8dde6d02130067afe
    
      Alpha architecture:
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-alpha/libncurses5-dbg_5.0-6.0potato1_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: 88c939fd17c9a6de9eb24c9045278dba
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-alpha/libncurses5-dev_5.0-6.0potato1_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: 12d21571f296edf35f62342b36b37d4d
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-alpha/libncurses5_5.0-6.0potato1_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: e050361eea45c19173634013faaf6b29
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-alpha/ncurses-bin_5.0-6.0potato1_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: 6ccdea97302319984cf74c254ed09e99
    
      ARM architecture:
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-arm/libncurses5-dbg_5.0-6.0potato1_arm.deb
          MD5 checksum: e03b834be5549f84fe4a00ff9ecaf33e
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-arm/libncurses5-dev_5.0-6.0potato1_arm.deb
          MD5 checksum: c7a060237f8914d01121c0ee67a1dd54
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-arm/libncurses5_5.0-6.0potato1_arm.deb
          MD5 checksum: 322d20cce7e1e1712bb31b1dc8d3526d
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-arm/ncurses-bin_5.0-6.0potato1_arm.deb
          MD5 checksum: 8c570cf9126e52710299dd94d3773c7e
    
      Intel ia32 architecture:
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-i386/libncurses5-dbg_5.0-6.0potato1_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: 3202f6ebb0ef4477a4c64d0a45f8298f
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-i386/libncurses5-dev_5.0-6.0potato1_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: 7cc4c84e3d96c5799807249da584dcb4
     
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-i386/libncurses5_5.0-6.0potato1_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: 1e897d8d39544d5b93ff504a367799e7
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-i386/ncurses-bin_5.0-6.0potato1_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: 4c3ffd8d5280dd65152e35ec2d362575
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-m68k/libncurses5-dbg_5.0-6.0potato1_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: 75f2d464a509987263e93ea509b8c933
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-m68k/libncurses5-dev_5.0-6.0potato1_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: 885a9b7ebde8f3cb8acdcdc6d2cd1008
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-m68k/libncurses5_5.0-6.0potato1_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: 4584eec0d83236dfe76e835716c14c3a
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-m68k/ncurses-bin_5.0-6.0potato1_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: 737c25a357d1b2305e54754c2d21e9cc
    
      PowerPC architecture:
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-powerpc/libncurses5-dbg_5.0-6.0potato1_powerpc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 70d7e9d4ef80af8bc862c721899535bd
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-powerpc/libncurses5-dev_5.0-6.0potato1_powerpc.deb
          MD5 checksum: e61cb0799d037010610c4449dc431db4
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-powerpc/libncurses5_5.0-6.0potato1_powerpc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 2b9fffa1aba531fca808c1c190a60c17
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-powerpc/ncurses-bin_5.0-6.0potato1_powerpc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 3ec093a1383396e769056b7979ebde12
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-sparc/libncurses5-dbg_5.0-6.0potato1_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: bfc87cdd9dcc612bffaef955610d20df
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-sparc/libncurses5-dev_5.0-6.0potato1_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 22b1a269531edf1e993357faf4798431
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-sparc/libncurses5_5.0-6.0potato1_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 6ab5fcb0a3e16e621c674de011ef3b11
        
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-sparc/ncurses-bin_5.0-6.0potato1_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 1234052e8df0cb0b30ea7a562952816c
    
    Debian GNU/Linux Unstable alias woody
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      This version of Debian is not yet released.
    
      Fixes will be made available for Alpha, ARM, Intel ia32, Motorola 680x0,
      PowerPC, and SPARC in the Debian archive over the next several days.
    
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