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    Debian: New dropbear packages fix arbitrary code execution

    Date 18 Dec 2005
    Posted By Joe Shakespeare
    Updated package.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 923-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    December 19th, 2005           
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    Package        : dropbear
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem type   : local (remote)
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2005-4178
    A buffer overflow has been discovered in dropbear, a lightweight SSH2
    server and client, that may allow authenticated users to execute
    arbitrary code as the server user (usually root).
    The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain dropbear packages.
    For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.45-2sarge0.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.47-1.
    We recommend that you upgrade your dropbear 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 3.1 alias sarge
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      Source archives:
          Size/MD5 checksum:      562 771c96890c39a12c47120ddd910d006e
          Size/MD5 checksum:     4319 c968be5d18aa754d7ee8811f75ecc852
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1455970 29babade35e1d8a322e4726886473a84
      Alpha architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   281480 5629ae5d6fd265b3d102564c8a4d31cf
      AMD64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   231480 2aa8ed3a949b983bd638568d47bcc10c
      ARM architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   200804 85c55cf59293bef6ea547240106288f6
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   202040 57744bf60afc9a2a513e55942f99e049
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   314292 15cfb647be2679801b1a0ac34bd1b19b
      HP Precision architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   231472 3110c908e587d7a8a0b93b520d240e06
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   181280 0cdbf4dee816ba3d296cccc8ba5bcb43
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   244772 08ca3d67421ee4c71abc49426b79229b
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   245768 50abc231c3074055a4dcb552425062de
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   225898 4289b9460a9378969b4fdb120877dacd
      IBM S/390 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   230878 403a282803b66481a0c34fc1be4bdda2
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   200704 22879b1b90f75ac8bfb48c489eccbf3b
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
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    For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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