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[SECURITY] [DSA 258-1] New ethereal packages fix arbitrary code execution

by Nikola Strahija on March 12th, 2003 Georgi Guninski discovered a problem in ethereal, a network traffic analyzer. The program contains a format string vulnerability that could probably lead to execution of arbitrary code.


Debian Security Advisory DSA 258-1 [email protected]
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
March 10th, 2003 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : ethereal
Vulnerability : format string vulnerability
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id : CAN-2003-0081

Georgi Guninski discovered a problem in ethereal, a network traffic
analyzer. The program contains a format string vulnerability that
could probably lead to execution of arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.9.4-1woody3.

For the old stable distribution (potato) does not seem to be affected
by this problem.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.9.9-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your ethereal packages.


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/e/ethereal/ethereal_0.9.4-1woody3.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 679 d1d61066e2bf5c4f3ae2c842dc238ea0
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal_0.9.4-1woody3.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 34387 d2b4229ac5009eba25f3ff214dfa3dd2
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal_0.9.4.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 3278908 42e999daa659820ee93aaaa39ea1e9ea

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal_0.9.4-1woody3_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1939124 0ffa4e1947a996741ca37455ffd7f4c2
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal-common_0.9.4-1woody3_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 333660 710e12a1b2961ab791897c114c1e7207
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal-dev_0.9.4-1woody3_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 221454 02e5b338717337a5dd3b400fa8f8c7ce
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/tethereal_0.9.4-1woody3_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1706050 0b645d3c030c33e8f29ebee354a6b546

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal_0.9.4-1woody3_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1633066 5bdb9ee07245dd8c40d7fa67134bd8d4
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal-common_0.9.4-1woody3_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 296456 09e572c9ed3b6930c6b96fc92ab673bc
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal-dev_0.9.4-1woody3_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 205294 7cfbeb0fe22d8b45a6357a51b06e8d5d
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/tethereal_0.9.4-1woody3_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1437308 d6fa8aa979905914bfc58f44dbdb65f7

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal_0.9.4-1woody3_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1511698 82a59c219398c48e420cda7d2e715116
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal-common_0.9.4-1woody3_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 285768 b40e3cf0e9bbb222dc412b0d5b188c5c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal-dev_0.9.4-1woody3_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 197614 1e4c85a78880b6ed7fc97d446dd4898d
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/tethereal_0.9.4-1woody3_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1324276 614f13d1070786bda57e1e9a30310288

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal_0.9.4-1woody3_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 2148490 f3d2d8f7690829c368c83c649befe4ce
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal-common_0.9.4-1woody3_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 372514 d5afd45af2fb3a25b43fc7d76c9e273f
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal-dev_0.9.4-1woody3_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 233006 c0b62c056a2dcdb4d3577f630154e407
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/tethereal_0.9.4-1woody3_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1858696 1dd251efeacb7dbcc696577713d032fc

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal_0.9.4-1woody3_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1801870 c7b0d97f62f6f2b655a99ab9617b6029
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal-common_0.9.4-1woody3_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 321584 8d111cf4ab4d2e0022530bc2a4b79d83
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal-dev_0.9.4-1woody3_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 216172 e0fb0c36375a74316fa935b9656f57d8
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/tethereal_0.9.4-1woody3_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1574556 81243f9603d19ccb433c942f7b090bc9

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal_0.9.4-1woody3_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1422180 4571e08fb347ac15c2b903a1d39332b8
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal-common_0.9.4-1woody3_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 281916 f6003a2b853df6ea9d5c1670fb3488f7
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal-dev_0.9.4-1woody3_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 194458 173ca731703ef1c5b5967a8ed4f09196
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/tethereal_0.9.4-1woody3_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1246578 57c02c9f5239b78acfc28d9dc5aeb80c

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal_0.9.4-1woody3_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1615550 d9c958c9d84aa46330cb52b4627f9da4
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal-common_0.9.4-1woody3_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 304628 76542f451cec70e10f6718fc9cdfd473
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal-dev_0.9.4-1woody3_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 212940 2e6a28d7f0e518c159d1715c1dabfb6e
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/tethereal_0.9.4-1woody3_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1420632 2aa07e035f8b1e7b582fa570953b0187

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal_0.9.4-1woody3_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1595974 1bab5c206dd5e3aedac8b276c5e25b35
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal-common_0.9.4-1woody3_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 304148 826ac2fb288f72e59c47131ddbb73c37
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal-dev_0.9.4-1woody3_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 212576 f774137fe23acd3d35ba5b30882dc23b
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/tethereal_0.9.4-1woody3_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1404730 a86642e8e781bb7a8459e82837666f4e

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal_0.9.4-1woody3_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1616326 48b48e54915a343ed9e32da489126a3c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal-common_0.9.4-1woody3_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 301292 3258bcbfdcc23b16ed6d0473716826b0
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal-dev_0.9.4-1woody3_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 208134 4371d4a090a36ba10e375afe993a0fab
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/tethereal_0.9.4-1woody3_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1417204 86a2d16ee4ce4eaa0b23d8325f3463dd

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal_0.9.4-1woody3_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1573012 37b11544056fd05d728ef2b0bdfdd5b3
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal-common_0.9.4-1woody3_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 300112 063cc53789cd592c1b990799c07f5f78
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal-dev_0.9.4-1woody3_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 203152 43d6096bd53c59385bc6a33cc3b9c911
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/tethereal_0.9.4-1woody3_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1385534 7d667a52da51088109fadaafed162f31

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal_0.9.4-1woody3_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1580312 a3be7ec2a179b01bd6fb24a22402e825
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal-common_0.9.4-1woody3_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 317458 a7a786f477cd9d492b66e92b0bbca532
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/ethereal-dev_0.9.4-1woody3_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 203950 620a3ecbd4737a07e7c1f43f587a6c56
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ethereal/tethereal_0.9.4-1woody3_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1387146 cd414b1c49d31a4bbe7ea3a77890d476


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

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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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