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    Debian: New netkit-rwho packages fix denial of service

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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 678-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    February 11th, 2005           
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    Package        : netkit-rwho
    Vulnerability  : missing input validation
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2004-1180
    "Vlad902" discovered a vulnerability in the rwhod program that can be
    used to crash the listening process.  The broadcasting one is
    unaffected.  This vulnerability only affects little endian
    architectures (i.e. on Debian: alpha, arm, alpha, ia64, i386, mipsel
    and s390).
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.17-4woody2.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.17-8.
    We recommend that you upgrade your rwhod 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 3.0 alias woody
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      Source archives:
          Size/MD5 checksum:      573 232cc3d400360adf91f477ae6e4df1db
          Size/MD5 checksum:    10970 67909ae8e428409b9d66e59d053df76d
          Size/MD5 checksum:    20610 0f71620d45d472f89134ba0d74242e75
      Alpha architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    15600 9209b79116d4da8e61c042daa60d8571
          Size/MD5 checksum:    19020 20244ee92243cbf7a73fbf63ef4669df
      ARM architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    13096 eced290e15edb12ddec5c0f4bc2f873c
          Size/MD5 checksum:    17464 98c7f887ab745f562d4dcb12bf42bbbf
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    12692 04e8597017f17b8357aabfd12171ebfe
          Size/MD5 checksum:    17364 d510fe20152828ede22d85c9e8b7eeb8
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    15946 3e478d1bb74472c6cd967e7890e5d624
          Size/MD5 checksum:    20658 4f3f5a38d76c868ea028e20df6a58abf
      HP Precision architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    13906 5890c7723b8aad599e8605e122934a93
          Size/MD5 checksum:    18066 4c9fc358830c8ad2885779f02c246b66
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    12654 f600ddc3d01ee478115438c751c0836f
          Size/MD5 checksum:    17100 d47344fcf36586bf35ba8552b924e7e9
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    13218 05ce9334de62e64a6031d0a397b52b8e
          Size/MD5 checksum:    17120 5c7e1752201621b82154d8107e466fe0
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    13266 58bdafa0f3727901bea58b5337078dc6
          Size/MD5 checksum:    17446 d2a3eb4211c8b7beaa502a489a08037c
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    13030 e472eb81db77c5e50b5756ce58c92795
          Size/MD5 checksum:    17122 fc8bb02bcc162a54076405e1cbe7b0d0
      IBM S/390 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    13414 9f2dea228f0c0ed3452d26e11366a47f
          Size/MD5 checksum:    17842 00320623fa238648f89a6fde1a03eefc
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    16062 d8b71eb71a33f4b45132a91731ab1d6e
          Size/MD5 checksum:    19818 9b1462f4fbf007255f380ce632bf868c
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
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    For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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