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Debian: New links packages fix arbitrary shell command execution

Date 03 Dec 2006
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1226-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                         Moritz Muehlenhoff
December 3rd, 2006            
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Package        : links
Vulnerability  : insufficient escaping
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2006-5925
Debian Bug     : 399187

Teemu Salmela discovered that the links character mode web browser
performs insufficient sanitising of smb:// URIs, which might lead to the
execution of arbitrary shell commands.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1.

For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) this problem has been
fixed in version 0.99+1.00pre12-1.1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.99+1.00pre12-1.1.

We recommend that you upgrade your links 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:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      628 a1ac1c1549a102a35398b6453df8cf03
      Size/MD5 checksum:     8329 5898f75988aba793e9559295996289ef
      Size/MD5 checksum:   597848 c262b08c822a582bbc992e3730f43336

  Architecture independent components:
      Size/MD5 checksum:     5460 d983ff06f50743eefc590e13b881c649

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   441038 6d3f4dbcdb63455d1a7c6c573c0a2cb0

  AMD64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   396200 13443385aff64d07c142561684d3698d

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   376692 90dc38882cee571a605ea4c1b312101f

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   416286 1a0e7cd0c9885a5a47f89feecdeea13a

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   385186 a99be183941d62c33bd7d0f49c1856cb

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   524446 e68877303d408b3b730e703c6d78f709

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   343786 51765dbe4d8788b4f4219c6f71461579

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   412208 f3272fc9e06d0ad0bed4c2d2816502fe

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   408254 70f5c450fd225ea6a82befeb3d6aeeab

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   396926 b0cbccacc3632be2d3eb97cea74ea6d8

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   390546 2def4e695f30d34bb03a0592f5deee5b

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   379836 be1bae25603d4a50cf854a6b6b075960

  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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