Debian: 'webfs' buffer overflow

    Date20 Jun 2003
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    webfs, a lightweight HTTP server for static content, contains a buffer overflow whereby a long Request-URI in an HTTP request could cause arbitrary code to be executed.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 328-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
    June 19th, 2003                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : webfs
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id         : CAN-2003-0445
    
    webfs, a lightweight HTTP server for static content, contains a buffer
    overflow whereby a long Request-URI in an HTTP request could cause
    arbitrary code to be executed.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.17.1.
    
    The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain a webfs package.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    We recommend that you update your webfs package.
    
    Upgrade Instructions
    --------------------
    
    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
    --------------------------------
    
      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/webfs/webfs_1.17.1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      472 ebff11ea33e3a2692c8d11b2b42fbe51
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/webfs/webfs_1.17.1.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    40979 6cd1419cd680e0dedaaddf8d5b1f6014
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/webfs/webfs_1.17.1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    37058 ceadb6ced7463c646f826c6894766d65
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/webfs/webfs_1.17.1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    34050 f00275e59fdbf15cf1fa1f56f18f552d
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/webfs/webfs_1.17.1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    32366 cc87f8da127a490e718cbd53a91b22ae
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/webfs/webfs_1.17.1_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    45388 f97e46167c401f1ed8d8772d2e69a3c8
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/webfs/webfs_1.17.1_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    35414 8e21ab1df89efb46ffc93f46e25551db
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/webfs/webfs_1.17.1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    31020 77084aa2f8a1b5387375161ada8a3fbc
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/webfs/webfs_1.17.1_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    34576 0ca14889e9837081ca8c16d649b10ff9
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/webfs/webfs_1.17.1_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    34560 edd5ce2fe5aed50645c7e2b6bef38933
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/webfs/webfs_1.17.1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    33204 d7cb83a6b91e1ffd037b799a9da81ad1
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/webfs/webfs_1.17.1_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    34376 c48ec81b893a28988b51cdf216925341
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/webfs/webfs_1.17.1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    36380 ce67a09910792ed48a4b9f887d80478d
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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