New version of htdig released

    Date13 Dec 1999
    CategoryDebian
    2779
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    The version of htdig that was shipped in Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 has a problem with calling external programs to handle non-HTML documents: it calls the external program with the document as a parameter, but does not check for shell escapes. This can be exploited by creating files with filenames that include shell escapes to run arbitraty commands on the machine that runs htdig.
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    Debian Security Advisory                             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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                       Wichert Akkerman
    December  9, 1999
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    Package           : htdig
    Vulnerability type: remote exploit
    Debian-specific   : no
    
    The version of htdig that was shipped in Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 has a problem
    with calling external programs to handle non-HTML documents: it calls
    the external program with the document as a parameter, but does not check
    for shell escapes. This can be exploited by creating files with filenames
    that include shell escapes to run arbitraty commands on the machine that
    runs htdig.
    
    This has been fixed in version 3.1.2-4slink6. We recommend you upgrade your
    htdig package immediately.
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink
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      This version of Debian was released only for Intel ia32, the Motorola
      680x0, the alpha and the Sun sparc architecture.
    
      Source archives:
        http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/htdig_3.
    1.2-4slink6.diff.gz
          MD5 checksum: 9151d7e15d7a2759958c09e6c21f28de
        http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/htdig_3.1.2-
    4slink6.dsc
          MD5 checksum: fc05d22813afaa9fce10e97a5437ed69
        http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/htdig_3.1.2.orig.ta
    r.gz
          MD5 checksum: ddd0305d420e2d6025694d4e1448d5f7
    
      Alpha architecture:
        http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
    alpha/htdig_3.1.2-4slink6_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: 1f816b0af2dd5919524d26be2017ec62
    
      Intel ia32 architecture:
        http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
    i386/htdig_3.1.2-4slink6_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: da77c99388d3d9d09afecb2c9f345d58
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
        http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
    m68k/htdig_3.1.2-4slink6_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: 48986e8f5323db7b899c6341b87c3d4d
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
        http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
    sparc/htdig_3.1.2-4slink6_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: fcd3181ad76a72e82db2f769d88ff18c
    
    
      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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