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New mah-jong packages fix denial of service

A problem has been discovered in mah-jong, a variant of the original Mah-Jong game, that can be utilised to crash the game server after dereferencing a NULL pointer. This bug be exploited by any client that connects to the mah-jong server.

  • Vendor: Debian
  • Vendor ID: DSA 503-1
  • Date: May 13, 2004


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Debian Security Advisory DSA 503-1 [email protected]
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
May 13th, 2004 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : mah-jong
Vulnerability : missing argument check
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2004-0458

A problem has been discovered in mah-jong, a variant of the original
Mah-Jong game, that can be utilised to crash the game server after
dereferencing a NULL pointer. This bug be exploited by any client
that connects to the mah-jong server.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.4-3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.6.2-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your mah-jong 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/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-3.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 579 fbaaaa02b4da5b54980a857978953ad9
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-3.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 24223 d80c110b7e32860173816378c9a0b668
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 259474 21cc99ddb9ae91cbe02b2119586f8860

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-3_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 311528 2c8c14d83e1488d49332ad1617a92d68

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-3_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 272438 7be6ba070c69a00507c6014ef4246cc6

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-3_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 250086 a7ebbe382d8eb1328901092a6b2b3352

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-3_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 380046 2ca54902cb7e346c75472032c0d4d2f7

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-3_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 286928 567894a21a4c911ec9b8287fd089c474

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-3_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 234534 3e57a18a0a4081b300259e9dd82ab48b

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-3_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 262024 65c7e3c93be2bd4ed8a8785d281828f3

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-3_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 261836 523bf9927fd506d7d7eaeeb9a80ed8ba

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-3_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 271728 ac75e854e4d5b3dc8836d06a433f5d8f

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-3_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 246212 0560d3f71a4e98578d4dcf14811605a3

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-3_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 269534 b3caab927da9daf5c01e81b3e70a7437


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: [email protected]
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/

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