Debian: New lynx packages fix arbitrary code execution

    Date27 Oct 2005
    CategoryDebian
    6586
    Posted ByJoe Shakespeare
    Updated package.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 874-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    October 27th, 2005                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : lynx
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2005-3120
    
    Ulf Härnhammar discovered a buffer overflow in lynx, a text-mode
    browser for the WWW that can be remotely exploited.  During the
    handling of Asian characters when connecting to an NNTP server lynx
    can be tricked to write past the boundary of a buffer which can lead
    to the execution of arbitrary code.
    
    For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.8.4.1b-3.3.
    
    For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.8.5-2sarge1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your lynx 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 3.0 alias woody
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      Source archives:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.4.1b-3.3.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      579 117f4e3d95a601741dc672012719042c
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.4.1b-3.3.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    14448 5e5d819520415baa0d91f75f0ee4f0af
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.4.1b.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:  2557510 053a10f76b871e3944c11c7776da7f7a
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.4.1b-3.3_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1610266 c887b1d0598b99fe1e3f45fedaaf3321
    
      ARM architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.4.1b-3.3_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1487698 fb290d8440ef3b2b59f10e270b1d7bb6
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.4.1b-3.3_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1442878 31da62cb1f065acc2f65f2fd4481d530
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.4.1b-3.3_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1762578 e57e52ed11ea52b55d6a5ede09b466a8
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.4.1b-3.3_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1555440 4beb62a33cc2c0f00a45e69bed8b5591
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.4.1b-3.3_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1405626 7f8d46f3d143781364337b666a55fa42
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.4.1b-3.3_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1507782 ae2ce1ddbe4855967d050a3e64e42e26
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.4.1b-3.3_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1503970 08e80c500a4d57a4e47fc45dbf0ebfe3
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.4.1b-3.3_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1491262 2b58dece4ae0a8a98b31e2f8eba40d13
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.4.1b-3.3_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1463360 1e5419b8db89374ea1c96f1219fe6e15
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.4.1b-3.3_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1492728 f4da20fe1ac83ee9adf37d49bb896c63
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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      Source archives:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5-2sarge1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      614 e7d5a14aafd2e9775c3175e44e3f9964
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5-2sarge1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    14891 59cf146b8defbfa1b78df4306b951441
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:  2984352 5f516a10596bd52c677f9bfd9579bc28
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5-2sarge1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1994554 8a9eb6cd8ee34ad17aa06b912b588659
    
      AMD64 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5-2sarge1_amd64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1881684 5afcd53828326a0cb056681047bd48e6
    
      ARM architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5-2sarge1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1852912 de530d45ce98e68932ec4624abd67201
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5-2sarge1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1852488 ba9125c2da9c21a8bcd173ff82948a28
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5-2sarge1_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  2128374 156c023772481f6e9f8629c44082c94d
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5-2sarge1_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1909574 24bbbc72ab025249a3adaa7717b316ff
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5-2sarge1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1780590 449249ca3e257a33a5a9d7da16379076
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5-2sarge1_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1894006 f30b06596b5ed9d881e1f3ba767aca2a
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5-2sarge1_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1889486 0b650edf6ca51547aedd7c7754bbda99
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5-2sarge1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1878284 d90c1dc3fb2d5be179b827c32c14e222
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5-2sarge1_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1866758 60f30f0ebd7556799e565b4411a8d429
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5-2sarge1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1861536 85c12b7bd67f9800b49ab4b6b97a1dfd
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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