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Debian: New remstats packages fix several vulnerabilities

Date 04 Apr 2005
Posted By Joe Shakespeare
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 704-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
April 4th, 2005               
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Package        : remstats
Vulnerability  : tempfile, missing input sanitising
Problem-Type   : local, remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE IDs        : CAN-2005-0387 CAN-2005-0388

Jens Steube discovered several vulnerabilities in remstats, the remote
statistics system.  The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project
identifies the following problems:


    When processing uptime data on the unix-server a temporary file is
    opened in an insecure fashion which could be used for a symlink
    attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the permissions
    of the remstats user.


    The remoteping service can be exploited to execute arbitrary
    commands due to missing input sanitising.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.00a4-8woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.0.13a-5.

We recommend that you upgrade your remstats packages.

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:      700 5efc205ed693b60a221482d34f806328
      Size/MD5 checksum:    18811 2aeb52cab7aad8a500a96d29b3930750
      Size/MD5 checksum:   918361 dd857cd7d66037ce068df01d22b4cee9

  Architecture independent components:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   171294 08f1461cfeff2282a1b573d329bb3ed1
      Size/MD5 checksum:    73580 568da9f07f8e229245c32a8c9690fd4a
      Size/MD5 checksum:   246540 5bae0a115c1fe653793df17d61eacdad

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    60664 761461ec410d5dac63378df866be6cad

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    48028 e1e45ef582d1a82cd76d16d09fc63c5b

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    46094 daf29132eb3252d957d4517447f2cbae

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    63346 dd6cfabb3329b80507b62d3b3d4f8b82

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    49794 d9c9867d122221a0d99cdfa0a774e3dd

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    45004 9a15c54ea425443dfa776bd61cff2c2a

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    50662 b79c01e63e63b0ca39016c69e81b75a1

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    50614 ca121e22f5cb4167a08a52fea2a4c7f0

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    48894 61528468c5735dda7a75439735cab676

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    47900 bc9b4cae98fce8dd9477d67625dda5fe

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    52176 283ade4294f9f7dc751a038770035dd8

  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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