Debian: 'nis' Remote information leak

    Date21 Oct 2002
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    A memory leak in allversions of ypserv prior to 2.5 is remotely exploitable. When amalicious user could request a non-existing map the server will leakparts of an old domainname and mapname.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 180-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    October 21st, 2002                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : nis
    Vulnerability  : information leak
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    
    Thorsten Kukuck discovered a problem in the ypserv program which is
    part of the Network Information Services (NIS).  A memory leak in all
    versions of ypserv prior to 2.5 is remotely exploitable.  When a
    malicious user could request a non-existing map the server will leak
    parts of an old domainname and mapname.
    
    This problem has been fixed in version 3.9-6.1 for the current stable
    distribution (woody), in version 3.8-2.1 for the old stable
    distribution (potato) and in version 3.9-6.2 for the unstable
    distribution (sid).
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your nis package.
    
    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 2.2 alias potato
    ---------------------------------
      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nis/nis_3.8-2.1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      549 0648773dc9405dfc7db374119fdfff29
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nis/nis_3.8-2.1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    20525 0a95b9ded7ff489c1286063d6072d457
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nis/nis_3.8.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   497044 69bd8aa6b24cb22266cdc04354d3e287
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nis/nis_3.8-2.1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   243476 2e4e1daacb4d89b0447eaacd2ba524eb
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nis/nis_3.8-2.1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   179622 68949d909772b5dd84a8b81090bd51bd
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nis/nis_3.8-2.1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   165064 bae6f9b96c61c2dea0f23acb96795e3a
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nis/nis_3.8-2.1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   158486 5601d33852631af0e5d742724cdc21fe
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nis/nis_3.8-2.1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   169010 9ff45f7490b1832dea2a48ef4549c707
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nis/nis_3.8-2.1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   182990 07989d24beb219f9c5dc881b2e7439e2
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
    --------------------------------
    
      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nis/nis_3.9-6.1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      583 39867a9d09bec5430a09c1a797af267c
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nis/nis_3.9-6.1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    39172 5ffbfd98d5a2b795842800723c987e67
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nis/nis_3.9.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   495695 b4d1c45619d8e3b20ef4b6032911a78c
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nis/nis_3.9-6.1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   203838 c1d79fbf7a7bc9b95ae6ea3c0355ba0e
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nis/nis_3.9-6.1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   165466 c73c0ea67dcf72d802164fadb52ed1f4
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nis/nis_3.9-6.1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   166214 e0b4d5496ea0063c2a2ab184d0ca8688
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nis/nis_3.9-6.1_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   236278 2573ec9f729f55634392d80c7ca7fdcf
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nis/nis_3.9-6.1_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   182482 b23d0bb92aee63825c186068c6971c17
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nis/nis_3.9-6.1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   160114 70f5226204ebc3dadf9baacc3f7ea084
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nis/nis_3.9-6.1_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   176766 27275782bbb48e3ea8f230d5b7a55974
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nis/nis_3.9-6.1_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   176782 d1b102f9a84b0213c89a8d0f7e63bf60
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nis/nis_3.9-6.1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   168290 9f615b8886db258eba3d62c2462095de
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nis/nis_3.9-6.1_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   166598 32c8445c48db60c7e86cf102b27189f2
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nis/nis_3.9-6.1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   179352 8b38cd4b37a31316457312c7fac6b1ce
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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    For dpkg-ftp:  ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
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