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    Debian: New netkit-telnet packages fix arbitrary code execution

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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 697-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    March 29th, 2005              
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    Package        : netkit-telnet
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0469
    iDEFENSE researchers discovered a buffer overflow in the handling of
    the LINEMODE suboptions in telnet clients.  This can lead to the
    execution of arbitrary code when connected to a malicious server.
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.17-18woody3.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
    We recommend that you upgrade your telnet 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:
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      HP Precision architecture:
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      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
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      Big endian MIPS architecture:
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      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
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