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Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: traceroute-nanog

Jul 14, 2003, 10:08 (0 Talkback[s])

Debian Security Advisory DSA 348-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Matt Zimmerman
July 11th, 2003 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : traceroute-nanog
Vulnerability : integer overflow, buffer overflow
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific : no
CVE Ids : CAN-2003-0453

traceroute-nanog, an enhanced version of the common traceroute program, contains an integer overflow bug which could be exploited to execute arbitrary code. traceroute-nanog is setuid root, but drops root privileges immediately after obtaining raw ICMP and raw IP sockets. Thus, exploitation of this bug provides only access to these sockets, and not root privileges.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 6.1.1-1.3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon. See Debian bug #200875.

We recommend that you update your traceroute-nanog package.

Upgrade Instructions


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


Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/traceroute-nanog/traceroute-nanog_6.1.1-1.3.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 589 900546a38edb58028addabb694c708ba
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/traceroute-nanog/traceroute-nanog_6.1.1-1.3.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 7487 ce065ca45b2a66b7ce94a6f212449243
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/traceroute-nanog/traceroute-nanog_6.1.1.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 27560 493e77d8cf0e86744668e3efd4622378

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/traceroute-nanog/traceroute-nanog_6.1.1-1.3_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 24146 6dc9052706f908291e68db5b12ca4813

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/traceroute-nanog/traceroute-nanog_6.1.1-1.3_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 20764 2356fa0ced4ccacbb73c4b0ddcbc9774

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/traceroute-nanog/traceroute-nanog_6.1.1-1.3_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 19328 1ee46522be3696cb61cdf67f65ffa565

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/traceroute-nanog/traceroute-nanog_6.1.1-1.3_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 26854 d4c53d882d717d5c4de517fdf83b54cc

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/traceroute-nanog/traceroute-nanog_6.1.1-1.3_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 22074 6358d2646c747539e82b543347c64c1d

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/traceroute-nanog/traceroute-nanog_6.1.1-1.3_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 18586 54ba0e41a5c20063746185295fd6e93d

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/traceroute-nanog/traceroute-nanog_6.1.1-1.3_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 21626 ad972b1914613def1f7f97c100be5c06

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/traceroute-nanog/traceroute-nanog_6.1.1-1.3_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 21668 09f86627681b9a78258192f5dced70cb

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/traceroute-nanog/traceroute-nanog_6.1.1-1.3_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 20570 e171ce8f35a78e041deb27f1aa72e041

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/traceroute-nanog/traceroute-nanog_6.1.1-1.3_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 20550 31aadf194f64285f0d7afb356ffbbdeb

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/traceroute-nanog/traceroute-nanog_6.1.1-1.3_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 23286 0fe904de9cba64a2020a1b16a5bb8d81

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


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: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>