Debian: pam-pgsql format string vulnerability

    Date11 Aug 2003
    CategoryDebian
    2129
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    There is a vulnerability in pam-pgsql whereby theusername to be used for authentication is used as a format string whenwriting a log message.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 370-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
    August 8th, 2003                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : pam-pgsql
    Vulnerability  : format string
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Ids        : CAN-2003-0672
    
    Florian Zumbiehl reported a vulnerability in pam-pgsql whereby the
    username to be used for authentication is used as a format string when
    writing a log message.  This vulnerability may allow an attacker to
    execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the program requesting
    PAM authentication.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.5.2-3woody1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.5.2-7.
    
    We recommend that you update your pam-pgsql 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 3.0 alias woody
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      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pam-pgsql/pam-pgsql_0.5.2-3woody1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      644 01ce86abcdc3a432fc979e1b0f0203a2
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pam-pgsql/pam-pgsql_0.5.2-3woody1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:     5008 b2be8320b3d2a468b3a5af0fa8bf9e1b
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pam-pgsql/pam-pgsql_0.5.2.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    39892 3ee046cd64ad9c3e02ad486d0398ad13
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pam-pgsql/libpam-pgsql_0.5.2-3woody1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    15226 c10f5e09cd23810c2418fccfe42414ef
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pam-pgsql/libpam-pgsql_0.5.2-3woody1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    13602 bf8f9d8244b36ded089b615f2e76d285
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pam-pgsql/libpam-pgsql_0.5.2-3woody1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    13450 b68edd005607062670d4e1280025f27c
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pam-pgsql/libpam-pgsql_0.5.2-3woody1_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    20280 3d755ff713654155613eb28c1fa39077
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pam-pgsql/libpam-pgsql_0.5.2-3woody1_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    14154 7a7ddbd447a3c6470ec281d4ec8a0181
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pam-pgsql/libpam-pgsql_0.5.2-3woody1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    13598 db5d0f4711bcae1770230cf026ba0d91
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pam-pgsql/libpam-pgsql_0.5.2-3woody1_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    13338 a18e7309983872fec63dc363de4ee97d
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pam-pgsql/libpam-pgsql_0.5.2-3woody1_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    13354 07b3deb8d49d04d853311746a26b19f4
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pam-pgsql/libpam-pgsql_0.5.2-3woody1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    13728 11b9ebcaa2e744acce12e844c59ea893
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pam-pgsql/libpam-pgsql_0.5.2-3woody1_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    13908 6b285c2dfa13c138155559a92b24e3b1
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pam-pgsql/libpam-pgsql_0.5.2-3woody1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    13556 eb37c53e7fc2084b6883f1c563d6ff92
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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