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Debian DSA 378-1: mah-jong buffer overflow, DoS

by Nikola Strahija on September 7th, 2003 A buffer overflow vulnerability could be exploited by a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the mah-jong server. The second vulnerability, a DoS, could be exploited by a remote attacker to cause the mah-jong server to enter a tight loop and stop responding to commands.


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Debian Security Advisory DSA 378-1 [email protected]
http://www.debian.org/security/ Matt Zimmerman
September 7th, 2003 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : mah-jong
Vulnerability : buffer overflows, denial of service
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids : CAN-2003-0705 CAN-2003-0706

Nicolas Boullis discovered two vulnerabilities in mah-jong, a
network-enabled game.

- CAN-2003-0705 (buffer overflow)

This vulnerability could be exploited by a remote attacker to
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
mah-jong server.

- - CAN-2003-0706 (denial of service)

This vulnerability could be exploited by a remote attacker to cause
the mah-jong server to enter a tight loop and stop responding to
commands.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.4-2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.5.6-2.

We recommend that you update 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_1.4-2.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 579 b473dfb32c1765f3b96a1d4897a728a5
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-2.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 23814 c0465cd149b6f9bfc7f0096ab5d0d192
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_1.4-2_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 311378 0ff83a703283cad7faa06609d330d9ef

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-2_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 272324 e6974d354918f6f4d0dffa3bb3eb4b9f

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 250012 a4f7d586918c3a712d073aa9e8e42bd5

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-2_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 379856 b63ee72a1a2f4ac16e902ae0f8b5b3e1

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-2_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 286728 c4c544f15f09199b753848cb7ee417d9

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-2_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 234410 91682fc41ab6fb8b57ebfb09681f3180

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-2_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 261874 977e1d059bbaca988a3cb60636e74d17

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-2_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 261666 45e1785dd5c17dcbec971fc8024b8787

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-2_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 271566 5d25f219fdb987ca014775ae4ae9ee9c

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-2_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 246116 be071c93713eb1257f9a8b8225968ad8

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mah-jong/mah-jong_1.4-2_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 269392 78b122c5b4145b039dda06d4e16cfe48

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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