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Debian DSA 274-1: node buffer overflow and format string bugs

by Nikola Strahija on August 28th, 2003 Morgan alias SM6TKY discovered and fixed several security related problems in LinuxNode, an Amateur Packet Radio Node program. The buffer overflow he discovered can be used to gain unauthorised root access and can be remotely triggered.


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Debian Security Advisory DSA 274-1 [email protected]
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
August 29th, 2003 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : node
Vulnerability : buffer overflow, format string
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no

Morgan alias SM6TKY discovered and fixed several security related
problems in LinuxNode, an Amateur Packet Radio Node program. The
buffer overflow he discovered can be used to gain unauthorised root
access and can be remotely triggered.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
fixed in version 0.3.0a-2woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.3.2-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your node packages immediately.


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/n/node/node_0.3.0a-2woody1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 588 1efa176d975c1e05370f8ba964516797
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/node/node_0.3.0a-2woody1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 6480 188fb0de8bf4e0befe24381e0dae20de
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/node/node_0.3.0a.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 53547 8aff48a8744aa6ee6eaf1daa7c3b92f8

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/node/node_0.3.0a-2woody1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 64240 520c82abc8809f56870724351ed6de39

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/node/node_0.3.0a-2woody1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 47708 7f7955e0159549de75ec925f2237b7c9

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/node/node_0.3.0a-2woody1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 47484 dbf928e7f52f5194fea6a03d2d3fdf01

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/node/node_0.3.0a-2woody1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 67634 71cc9de2aa3c9ad0145ff0aa3e0a29b3

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/node/node_0.3.0a-2woody1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 52174 57c6db7ca08a02988fc0fb2b8bbe23eb

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/node/node_0.3.0a-2woody1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 45790 7089cd0cb435322faed03e167a6e7dc7

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/node/node_0.3.0a-2woody1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 52166 c6918f854b286a0b1fe46c1a4a2e0853

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/node/node_0.3.0a-2woody1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 52240 3e214a4217e6fee4c7aa32f84770c02a

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/node/node_0.3.0a-2woody1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 49514 a599cf448a4c2bc3618aa0a404742c3f

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/node/node_0.3.0a-2woody1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 48998 7cc2ae72a9c975d78be45cd82f115116

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/node/node_0.3.0a-2woody1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 49524 e086b527ec73a28d9ac2109249c71691


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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