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Debian Security Advisory DSA 503-1 Martin Schulze
May 13th, 2004

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

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:
Size/MD5 checksum: 579 fbaaaa02b4da5b54980a857978953ad9
Size/MD5 checksum: 24223 d80c110b7e32860173816378c9a0b668
Size/MD5 checksum: 259474 21cc99ddb9ae91cbe02b2119586f8860

Alpha architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 311528 2c8c14d83e1488d49332ad1617a92d68

ARM architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 272438 7be6ba070c69a00507c6014ef4246cc6

Intel IA-32 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 250086 a7ebbe382d8eb1328901092a6b2b3352

Intel IA-64 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 380046 2ca54902cb7e346c75472032c0d4d2f7

HP Precision architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 286928 567894a21a4c911ec9b8287fd089c474

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 234534 3e57a18a0a4081b300259e9dd82ab48b

Big endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 262024 65c7e3c93be2bd4ed8a8785d281828f3

Little endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 261836 523bf9927fd506d7d7eaeeb9a80ed8ba

PowerPC architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 271728 ac75e854e4d5b3dc8836d06a433f5d8f

IBM S/390 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 246212 0560d3f71a4e98578d4dcf14811605a3

Sun Sparc architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 269534 b3caab927da9daf5c01e81b3e70a7437

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

For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and<pkg>