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Debian: New inotify-tools packages fix arbitrary code

Date 28 Dec 2007
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
It was discovered that a buffer overflow in the filename processing of the inotify-tools, a command-line interface to inotify, may lead to the execution of arbitrary code. This only affects the internal library and none of the frontend tools shipped in Debian.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1440-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
December 28, 2007                     https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : inotify-tools
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2007-5037
Debian Bug     : 443913

It was discovered that a buffer overflow in the filename processing of
the inotify-tools, a command-line interface to inotify, may lead to
the execution of arbitrary code. This only affects the internal 
library and none of the frontend tools shipped in Debian.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
version 3.3-2.

The old stable distribution (sarge) does not provide inotify-tools.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 3.11-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your inotify-tools 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 4.0 (stable)
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/inotify-tools/inotify-tools_3.3-2.dsc
    Size/MD5 checksum:      624 883ee55627b7becb5a9ca1a2e569281b
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/inotify-tools/inotify-tools_3.3.orig.tar.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:   369780 204ef6e0b855ec4315f4f13e2d3d1e1a
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/inotify-tools/inotify-tools_3.3-2.diff.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:     5311 7bde9f27b0bb470a44d64b40b1e217e1

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/inotify-tools/inotify-tools_3.3-2_alpha.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    51356 81b86adf6ba52bac0c463948cbbe2b49

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/inotify-tools/inotify-tools_3.3-2_amd64.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    44668 b64ada55dc7a779df25b8aaf69347ef0

arm architecture (ARM)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/inotify-tools/inotify-tools_3.3-2_arm.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    41972 6a7d420d5d00261ad40cc12ada606144

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/inotify-tools/inotify-tools_3.3-2_hppa.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    48782 0f85ebaecd2c1449afc7c31bbf1b1ac5

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/inotify-tools/inotify-tools_3.3-2_i386.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    78260 e462da2503c92d98510647fb0c1f44eb

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/inotify-tools/inotify-tools_3.3-2_ia64.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    58450 f3e9432dd2725689a945e85f4c9a6fc3

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/inotify-tools/inotify-tools_3.3-2_mips.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    44252 d7166ae065ed439dfee037a20ce2f7eb

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/inotify-tools/inotify-tools_3.3-2_mipsel.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    43936 903bb81400b5769e787a871634335188

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/inotify-tools/inotify-tools_3.3-2_powerpc.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    49284 145b4a75de5c8abaf38390f1f69789e0

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/inotify-tools/inotify-tools_3.3-2_s390.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    45262 9346fa472ba657b973fd7c837b94024c

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/inotify-tools/inotify-tools_3.3-2_sparc.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    43658 eb008682403c08de1baa65d79f46eaa5


  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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