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    Debian: 'nvi' format string vulnerability

    Date 21 Oct 2001
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    When a filename is saved, it ought to get displayed on the screen.The routine handling this didn't escape format strings.
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 085-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    October 20th, 2001
    Package        : nvi, nvi-m17n
    Vulnerability  : Format string vulnerability
    Problem-Type   : local privileges
    Debian-specific: no
    Takeshi Uno found a very stupid format string vulnerability in all
    versions of nvi (in both, the plain and the multilingualized version).
    When a filename is saved, it ought to get displayed on the screen.
    The routine handling this didn't escape format strings.
    This problem has been fixed in version 1.79-16a.1 for nvi and
    1.79+19991117-2.3 for nvi-m17n for the stable Debian GNU/Linux 2.2.
    Even if we don't believe that this could lead into somebody gaining
    access of another users account if he hasn't lost his brain, we
    recommend that you upgrade your nvi packages.
    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:
          MD5 checksum: 5caafefd0e95caf98ac810ce81b867e5
          MD5 checksum: 3ba5331137886031cb04ea3eca69036b
          MD5 checksum: 558f19e47019f39f7334a7d44390859f
          MD5 checksum: 651167ab8dc7137d202a2d308e5fba47
          MD5 checksum: 7c0c3931159fd85e0e0a7486072916da
          MD5 checksum: 0270bbfed66bacb94ddaf0e6f39bd9d1
      Architecture independent components:
          MD5 checksum: 1e429f9d8e55b3ed2ed2d87b2ab003a1
      Alpha architecture:
          MD5 checksum: b4e627008a2bf9f0a0f229e95faabf31
          MD5 checksum: 454d43da5b3d6a23a97c5144aa748489
          MD5 checksum: 76bc2f9da9fbb204ba52c63496bf9747
      ARM architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 567b4d76f3290ec0a69773abc64032a4
          MD5 checksum: dea3a3f6a4f48cdfff46c1e786fe4a65
          MD5 checksum: 321eef2c56f5c51f2676bbf3c5d593e5
      Intel ia32 architecture:
          MD5 checksum: c8bd0ea8e2581e2f18b2990c5434ab35
          MD5 checksum: 93235c24ff0efac3b3636664c30b8c6e
          MD5 checksum: 0b04432bb3c62661cafe89b6353ff768
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          MD5 checksum: bb78e9d2f130b67b23496600590314f5
          MD5 checksum: b49f71f6bb2422a876a582846336e256
          MD5 checksum: 9943c19f919f66b9b477af5cceba093d
      PowerPC architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 945c6355ebf61bef1d863d2b03dc6e4c
          MD5 checksum: eade84420b9d7170f702099f60d67395
          MD5 checksum: 665927fb038464cbb279f8575cfaca07
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          MD5 checksum: ad214f82ec19cfc46f9e85aa8fa6a700
          MD5 checksum: 8ee035057a46ca046d9700320cf52638
          MD5 checksum: 6720390c4fa00057b6c8e3ee8ad45286
      These files will be moved into the stable distribution on its next
    For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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    Package info: `apt-cache show ' and


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