Debian: netkit-telnet-ssl Format string vulnerability

    Date22 Jul 2004
    CategoryDebian
    2326
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Vulnerability in netkit-telnet-ssl could potentially allow a remote attacker to cause the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the telnet daemon.
    
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 529-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
    July 17th, 2004                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : netkit-telnet-ssl
    Vulnerability  : format string
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Ids        : CAN-2004-0640
    
    b0f discovered a format string vulnerability in netkit-telnet-ssl
    which could potentially allow a remote attacker to cause the execution
    of arbitrary code with the privileges of the telnet daemon (the
    'telnetd' user by default).
    
    For the current stable distribution (woody), this problem has been
    fixed in version 0.17.17+0.1-2woody1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.17.24+0.1-2.
    
    We recommend that you update your netkit-telnet-ssl package.
    
    Upgrade Instructions
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    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
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      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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    For apt-get: deb  http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
    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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