Debian: 'slrn' buffer overflow

    Date08 Mar 2001
    CategoryDebian
    2514
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    slrn might overflow a buffer which could result into executingarbitraty code encoded in the message.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-040-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                         Wichert Akkerman
    March  9, 2001
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    Package        : slrn
    Problem type   : buffer overflow
    Debian-specific: no
    
    Bill Nottingham reported a problem in the wrapping/unwrapping
    functions of the slrn newsreader. A long header in a message
    might overflow a buffer and which could result into executing
    arbitraty code encoded in the message.
    
    The default configuration does not have wrapping enable, but it
    can easily be enabled either by changing the configuration or
    pressing W while viewing a message.
    
    This has been fixed in version 0.9.6.2-9potato1 and we recommand
    that you upgrade your slrn package immediately.
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
    ---------------------------------
    
      Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc.
    
      Source archives:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/slrn_0.9.6.2-9potato1.diff.gz
          MD5 checksum: 5dd13f483c2fa61d6fd6370f7813df82
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/slrn_0.9.6.2-9potato1.dsc
          MD5 checksum: 813ad9482041914b484428281fc28ad8
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/slrn_0.9.6.2.orig.tar.gz
          MD5 checksum: 7ce442af03aeafb88a636183955c270e
    
      Alpha architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/slrn_0.9.6.2-9potato1_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: 8329209a6aa996d1ae6d661f56dd3188
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/slrnpull_0.9.6.2-9potato1_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: 91cd53de5c2c8cd58fecbec3c703156b
    
      ARM architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/slrn_0.9.6.2-9potato1_arm.deb
          MD5 checksum: 25e04bc0fbf2f7d6f04005c2ecb4831d
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/slrnpull_0.9.6.2-9potato1_arm.deb
          MD5 checksum: eef5b32a35d8193cfbe7988f683f70bf
    
      Intel ia32 architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/slrn_0.9.6.2-9potato1_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: c871721245934e479a70fc712fa24021
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/slrnpull_0.9.6.2-9potato1_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: 2e8c43ac86e3a28ca5c65f40c47315d8
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/slrn_0.9.6.2-9potato1_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: a30edb247ac6bed594a848421588e8bb
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/slrnpull_0.9.6.2-9potato1_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: 7aeeca1532ef2d384d98990aa51c5bc8
    
      PowerPC architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/slrn_0.9.6.2-9potato1_powerpc.deb
          MD5 checksum: f7fdde7f8a5028812fb5d06779c0fb63
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/slrnpull_0.9.6.2-9potato1_powerpc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 74a4648cdcfaf38243f7654a9b496832
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/slrn_0.9.6.2-9potato1_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: ac9f606cf5524dd1865e7b85314e7a3a
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/slrnpull_0.9.6.2-9potato1_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 7b912bd3e7d406be4e041bea90d77439
    
      These files will be moved into
       ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.
    
    For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
    directory  ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .
    
    
    
    
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