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Debian: 'slrn' vulnerability

Date 24 Sep 2001
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Byrial Jensen found a nasty problem in slrn (a threaded news reader).

Debian Security Advisory DSA-078-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                         Wichert Akkerman
September 24, 2001

Package        : slrn
Problem type   : remote command invocation
Debian-specific: no

Byrial Jensen found a nasty problem in slrn (a threaded news reader).
The notice on slrn-announce describes it as follows:

    When trying to decode binaries, the built-in code executes any shell
    scripts the article might contain, apparently assuming they would be
    some kind of self-extracting archive.

This problem has been fixed in version by removing
this feature.

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:
      MD5 checksum: aba6be7efd5c693d9f5466afedcb08e2
      MD5 checksum: 51a80c1465a7fcc4d74151c4bd4470d1
      MD5 checksum: 7ce442af03aeafb88a636183955c270e

  Alpha architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 735e5ce15e7f87ac06a8cdecb1451a9f
      MD5 checksum: 8b22f916ee5044ae6eaebbd658cffcad

  ARM architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 0cefa901be37e4b92796afb425369a10
      MD5 checksum: e68e5882a1d4feec1ba7fc9a737085d3

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: fc35e0d868dad315728c5274ee03a41c
      MD5 checksum: c3693811c8f794dc0b5bab3f581df0e8

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 004a260f84dc2e45ea144b1899947327
      MD5 checksum: 2721c2b2470b7781dd79e5c0e216cf3f

  PowerPC architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 9bc55c33a225662952854136da4865aa
      MD5 checksum: d78f8f3460d4abba54a088e5a07179c5

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 37c48f0b104b94d5f74c7b9f76a0485d
      MD5 checksum: df2be8b02b16d7a85142365b42a64956

  These packages will be moved into the stable distribution on its next

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory$arch/ .

apt-get: deb stable/updates main
dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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