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Debian: New netrik packages fix arbitary shell command execution

Date 21 Jan 2007
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1251-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                               Steve Kemp
January 21, 2007
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Package        : netrik
Vulnerability  : insufficient escaping
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2006-6678
Debian Bug     : 404233

It has been discovered that netrik, a text mode WWW browser with vi like
keybindings, doesn't properly sanitize temporary filenames when editing
textareas which could allow attackers to execute arbitrary commands via
shell metacharacters.

For the stable distribution (sarge), this problem has been fixed in version

For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.15.3-1.1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your netrik package.

Upgrade instructions
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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:      620 31e1673b4ac99919469faf3dc9c54a08
      Size/MD5 checksum:    22821 7a55e2a9d74a24cb891afd4e9a44c703
      Size/MD5 checksum:   216160 1d0a41153b93b07b8cdaa9e7e9556848

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   278212 a6b2f7f278cfe2f30d3f0fd954ad3e53

  AMD64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   273334 b6b7826f7d876a963ce423bee53121b3

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   270014 dc2dfdb7e203515859391e57207a224c

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   275476 8184e4e6ea4f08cb6ce7d9a2350860af

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   276780 a8ed3c443444e5090d58c7d422825381

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   292688 7efd26ab39d1056f6c520498fdf352a1

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   264084 2ebb4ec950c7bb92fe8c257f70905ba0

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   272624 9764fbbb151dcd282582c163c2457aeb

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   272788 9007ba43c4539f3620509a51889729c8

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   272240 4700e9b69cd678582ccfc29e5ab05633

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   271492 dd41604dce1d89ec3b3dfec99a56a5b2

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   269562 bb4650deeda9ee6089bc9021e54a3e86

   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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