Debian: New axel packages fix arbitrary code execution

    Date13 Apr 2005
    CategoryDebian
    6337
    Posted ByJoe Shakespeare
    Updated package.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 706-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    April 13th, 2005                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : axel
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0390
    BugTraq ID     : 13059
    
    Ulf Härnhammar from the Debian Security Audit Project discovered a
    buffer overflow in axel, a light download accellerator.  When reading
    remote input the program did not check if a part of the input can
    overflow a buffer and maybe trigger the execution of arbitrary code.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.0a-1woody1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.0b-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your axel 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
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      Source archives:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/axel/axel_1.0a-1woody1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      562 9e458f6d5f1f008ea845dca78e92683c
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/axel/axel_1.0a-1woody1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:     3390 055745f2cf06c3c91aea35186dd83d19
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/axel/axel_1.0a.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    44140 2d94c0b36b374834567f1fcec5f89119
    
      Architecture independent components:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/axel/axel-kapt_1.0a-1woody1_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:     3838 954e797b55eb105bbe3ef57972b10071
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/axel/axel_1.0a-1woody1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    41894 460f6ab4e5884cb055cfb37d84029e32
    
      ARM architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/axel/axel_1.0a-1woody1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    33796 e846b964a389aad2e60efca3c0a994e4
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/axel/axel_1.0a-1woody1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    33304 0f7124e13654896568ed1d04b19c221f
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/axel/axel_1.0a-1woody1_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    49084 d50de2a63ec516ca7d420e55c4f66927
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/axel/axel_1.0a-1woody1_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    38552 01fbdbc4a778d6bc1964430567b96dc5
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/axel/axel_1.0a-1woody1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    31870 e07bc8f8895a4a03de20dfa3ecb427fe
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/axel/axel_1.0a-1woody1_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    37086 0a7a17857b0b2f5d46cae69394bc44aa
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/axel/axel_1.0a-1woody1_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    37208 e7370f632d2d84e18a59d923b4c48aec
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/axel/axel_1.0a-1woody1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    36678 24f2fe3698ce4d4c64b0f266233874a9
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/axel/axel_1.0a-1woody1_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    34320 2aa3fc2c0e09ba46de4f3fb954580380
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/axel/axel_1.0a-1woody1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    37266 b5193597168fe3430754d480b29f02be
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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