Debian: New webcalendar packages fix remote code execution

    Date02 Sep 2005
    CategoryDebian
    8143
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Updated package.
    - --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 798-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                              Michael Stone
    September 2, 2005                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
    - --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Package        : webcalendar
    Vulnerability  : remote code execution
    Problem-Type   : input validation
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2005-2717
    
    A trivially-exploitable bug was discovered in webcalendar that
    allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
    the HTTP daemon on a system running a vulnerable version.
    
    The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain the webcalendar
    package.
    
    For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.9.45-4sarge2.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed
    shortly.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your webcalendar package immediately.
    
    
    Upgrade Instructions
    - --------------------
    
    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
    - --------------------------------
    
      Source archives:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/webcalendar/webcalendar_0.9.45-4sarge2.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:     9908 ae927afd627778637759df5f2e4e8336
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/webcalendar/webcalendar_0.9.45-4sarge2.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      725 0e765e2795bba3a7ccaedea569f2475c
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/webcalendar/webcalendar_0.9.45.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   612360 a6a66dc54cd293429b604fe6da7633a6
    
      Architecture independent packages:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/webcalendar/webcalendar_0.9.45-4sarge2_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   627470 1206a45774cad65c0b2b85bdc48a2d53
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
    - ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
    Mailing list: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    
    You are not authorised to post comments.

    Comments powered by CComment

    LinuxSecurity Poll

    What do you think of the articles on LinuxSecurity?

    No answer selected. Please try again.
    Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
    Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 3 answer(s).
    /main-polls/24-what-do-you-think-of-the-quality-of-the-articles-on-linuxsecurity?task=poll.vote&format=json
    24
    radio
    [{"id":"87","title":"Excellent, don't change a thing!","votes":"22","type":"x","order":"1","pct":55,"resources":[]},{"id":"88","title":"Should be more technical","votes":"5","type":"x","order":"2","pct":12.5,"resources":[]},{"id":"89","title":"Should include more HOWTOs","votes":"13","type":"x","order":"3","pct":32.5,"resources":[]}]["#ff5b00","#4ac0f2","#b80028","#eef66c","#60bb22","#b96a9a","#62c2cc"]["rgba(255,91,0,0.7)","rgba(74,192,242,0.7)","rgba(184,0,40,0.7)","rgba(238,246,108,0.7)","rgba(96,187,34,0.7)","rgba(185,106,154,0.7)","rgba(98,194,204,0.7)"]350
    bottom200

    We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.