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    Debian: New elog packages fix arbitrary code execution

    Date 27 Dec 2006
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Updated package.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 1242-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                         Moritz Muehlenhoff
    December 27th, 2006           
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    Package        : elog
    Vulnerability  : several
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2006-5063 CVE-2006-5790 CVE-2006-5791 CVE-2006-6318
    Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in elog, a web-based
    electronic logbook, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following
        Tilman Koschnick discovered that log entry editing in HTML is vulnerable
        to cross-site scripting. This update disables the vulnerable code.
        Ulf Harnhammar of the Debian Security Audit Project discovered several
        format string vulnerabilities in elog, which may lead to execution of
        arbitrary code.
        Ulf Harnhammar of the Debian Security Audit Project discovered 
        cross-site scripting vulnerabilities in the creation of new logbook
        Jayesh KS and Arun Kethipelly of OS2A discovered that elog performs
        insufficient error handling in config file parsing, which may lead to
        denial of service through a NULL pointer dereference.
    For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
    version 2.5.7+r1558-4+sarge3.
    The upcoming stable distribution (etch) will no longer include elog.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
    version 2.6.2+r1754-1.
    We recommend that you upgrade your elog 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 3.1 alias sarge
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      Source archives:
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      Alpha architecture:
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      AMD64 architecture:
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      ARM architecture:
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      HP Precision architecture:
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      Intel IA-32 architecture:
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      Intel IA-64 architecture:
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      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   482826 254d8a1f1cae62719a9f6f2a461cffd8
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   522074 909b22df0ac8302bd7b00b8338511198
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   525164 278bc7397817c8f6a8a44d2879f0682c
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   524304 37438b8fff9c0b162aa6870fd5c7ba31
      IBM S/390 architecture:
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      Sun Sparc architecture:
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      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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