Debian: New inotify-tools packages fix arbitrary code

    Date28 Dec 2007
    CategoryDebian
    3336
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity 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.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
    December 28, 2007                     http://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
    - --------------------
    
    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:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/inotify-tools/inotify-tools_3.3-2.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      624 883ee55627b7becb5a9ca1a2e569281b
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/inotify-tools/inotify-tools_3.3.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:   369780 204ef6e0b855ec4315f4f13e2d3d1e1a
      http://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)
    
      http://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))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/inotify-tools/inotify-tools_3.3-2_amd64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    44668 b64ada55dc7a779df25b8aaf69347ef0
    
    arm architecture (ARM)
    
      http://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)
    
      http://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)
    
      http://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)
    
      http://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))
    
      http://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))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/inotify-tools/inotify-tools_3.3-2_mipsel.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    43936 903bb81400b5769e787a871634335188
    
    powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    
      http://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)
    
      http://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)
    
      http://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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