Debian: New links packages fix arbitrary shell command execution

    Date03 Dec 2006
    CategoryDebian
    2389
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity 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.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                         Moritz Muehlenhoff
    December 3rd, 2006                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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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
    - --------------------
    
    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:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      628 a1ac1c1549a102a35398b6453df8cf03
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:     8329 5898f75988aba793e9559295996289ef
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   597848 c262b08c822a582bbc992e3730f43336
    
      Architecture independent components:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links-ssl_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:     5460 d983ff06f50743eefc590e13b881c649
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   441038 6d3f4dbcdb63455d1a7c6c573c0a2cb0
    
      AMD64 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1_amd64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   396200 13443385aff64d07c142561684d3698d
    
      ARM architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   376692 90dc38882cee571a605ea4c1b312101f
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   416286 1a0e7cd0c9885a5a47f89feecdeea13a
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   385186 a99be183941d62c33bd7d0f49c1856cb
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   524446 e68877303d408b3b730e703c6d78f709
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   343786 51765dbe4d8788b4f4219c6f71461579
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   412208 f3272fc9e06d0ad0bed4c2d2816502fe
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   408254 70f5c450fd225ea6a82befeb3d6aeeab
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   396926 b0cbccacc3632be2d3eb97cea74ea6d8
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   390546 2def4e695f30d34bb03a0592f5deee5b
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   379836 be1bae25603d4a50cf854a6b6b075960
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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