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    Debian: netkit-telnet-ssl denial of service fix

    Date 18 Oct 2004
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Michal Zalewski discovered a bug in the netkit-telnet server (telnetd) whereby a remote attacker could cause the telnetd process to free an invalid pointer.
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 569-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    October 18th, 2004             
    Package        : netkit-telnet-ssl
    Vulnerability  : invalid free(3)
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: yes
    CVE ID         : CAN-2004-0911
    Debian Bug     : 273694
    Michal Zalewski discovered a bug in the netkit-telnet server (telnetd)
    whereby a remote attacker could cause the telnetd process to free an
    invalid pointer.  This causes the telnet server process to crash,
    leading to a straightforward denial of service (inetd will disable the
    service if telnetd is crashed repeatedly), or possibly the execution
    of arbitrary code with the privileges of the telnetd process (by
    default, the 'telnetd' user).
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.17.17+0.1-2woody2
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.17.24+0.1-4.
    We recommend that you upgrade your netkit-telnet-ssl 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:
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      ARM architecture:
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      Intel IA-32 architecture:
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      Intel IA-64 architecture:
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      HP Precision architecture:
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      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
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          Size/MD5 checksum:    45370 31cb862bbaefbcc9520834fd7393abfb
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
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          Size/MD5 checksum:    52136 311f7252452a4b39168a9ead120f71b2
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
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      PowerPC architecture:
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      IBM S/390 architecture:
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      Sun Sparc architecture:
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          Size/MD5 checksum:    54466 b82619bdb5299873a25cbbedf541ff15
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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