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Debian: New sash packages fix potential arbitrary code execution

Date 05 Apr 2006
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1026-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                         Moritz Muehlenhoff
April 6th, 2006               
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Package        : sash
Vulnerability  : buffer overflows
Problem-Type   : local(remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2005-1849 CVE-2005-2096
Debian Bug     : 318069

Markus Oberhumer discovered a flaw in the way zlib, a library used for
file compression and decompression, handles invalid input. This flaw can
cause programs which use zlib to crash when opening an invalid file.
A further error in the way zlib handles the inflation of certain
compressed files can cause a program which uses zlib to crash when opening
an invalid file.

sash, the stand-alone shell, links statically against zlib, and was
thus affected by these problems.

The old stable distribution (woody) isn't affected by these problems.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
version 3.7-5sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 3.7-6.

We recommend that you upgrade your sash 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 3.1 alias sarge
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      626 76b6e1da964b13f658be8d47cb86f549
      Size/MD5 checksum:    12884 31311a323d287e90fc009a2df0fd4cfa
      Size/MD5 checksum:    50337 ee7c7ed5aad76599974d016a6f201ef4

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   351674 0fb668feb016efc21047949391198358

  AMD64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   319266 fd8cf5fac1897887967da5d847732a1d

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   275770 ac7639f8b71b102e6af2a8e80ab49160

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   277712 d15fd151bdcc9cb4bd0369d62a6f7275

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   416856 f57b2aa2f43a79d7a3a79d7448365508

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   309870 00056dd6979b462d2e00dd8bc2b65c26

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   236548 5f1788608ab337aa5a33e158d7aecade

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   308406 db784c2fa118ba8a39b83c953b258b0f

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   307280 6d62964036a56514f1cd31f8e9d36cfe

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   300344 d5a1c9f92acbfd515d0e183af808ca56

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   289972 9772185159d49f7a613074faf922d428

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   283338 486946909f328f524d03a001dba83f47

  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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