Debian: netris Buffer overflow vulnerability

    Date17 Aug 2003
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    A netris client connectingto an untrusted netris server could be sent an unusually long datapacket, which would be copied into a fixed-length buffer withoutbounds checking.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 372-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
    August 16th, 2003                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : netris
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Ids        : CAN-2003-0685
    
    Shaun Colley discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in netris, a
    network version of a popular puzzle game.  A netris client connecting
    to an untrusted netris server could be sent an unusually long data
    packet, which would be copied into a fixed-length buffer without
    bounds checking.  This vulnerability could be exploited to gain the
    priviliges of the user running netris in client mode, if they connect
    to a hostile netris server.
    
    For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed
    in version 0.5-4woody1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem is fixed in version
    0.52-1.
    
    We recommend that you update your netris 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/n/netris/netris_0.5-4woody1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      557 ddea827207a57825a7f55de3fd89265d
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netris/netris_0.5-4woody1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:     6597 dccb0e16492a67e3eb2c39b77c0a709f
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netris/netris_0.5.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    32737 a30c950fd4e4779a26f856bc7cd1aaff
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netris/netris_0.5-4woody1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    41918 e8c9b914878ad7fdbd8a6b52aa1338e3
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netris/netris_0.5-4woody1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    34106 52f38b272ba899c8fe0c5fd8a2fad457
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netris/netris_0.5-4woody1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    32868 f0a6ae7b857d6236b89b214a8f484094
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netris/netris_0.5-4woody1_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    49624 1b82ed2df7b66f5b75a74b55d8496eb1
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netris/netris_0.5-4woody1_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    38054 222c7bdcc91db0e781a9bcd0f0109c4d
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netris/netris_0.5-4woody1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    32288 573dda83165f30e90bc19f7d505fe505
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netris/netris_0.5-4woody1_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    39082 8a70d7f21fa7ad7e59a69653ffcf1692
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netris/netris_0.5-4woody1_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    39408 88cfd65309ea4881689d4d032d5a7a35
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netris/netris_0.5-4woody1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    35646 318c4a91574885a5925a55b62f6b02ef
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netris/netris_0.5-4woody1_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    34712 e5dfb757ba51792a3b9aa51797583231
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netris/netris_0.5-4woody1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    41112 7a5216a9796fb4a7de0ef0faf5cc192a
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
    
    
    
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