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New advisory for Debian wu-ftpd-academ buffer overflow

Feb 14, 1999, 22:32 (0 Talkback[s])
    From: Wichert Akkerman <wichert@cs.leidenuniv.nl>
 Subject: [SECURITY] Corrected advisory on wu-ftpd-academ buffer overflow
    Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 17:38:03 +0100
      To: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Reply-To: security@debian.org

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The previous advisory concerning wu-ftpd-academ contained an error: the
md5sum given for wu-ftpd-academ_2.4.2.16-12.2_i386.deb was incorrect.
The correct md5sum is b851adb345917a6f92e8b03f8cc97ff2.

I apologize for the confusion this has caused. The complete, updated,
text of the advisory follows.

Wichert.

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We have received reports that the wu-ftpd-academ package as distributed
in Debian GNU/Linux 2.0 is vulnerable to a buffer overflow. Using this
vulnerability, known as palmetto, it is possible to gain shell access or
otherwise circumvent normal login access and logging mechanisms.

This has been fixed in version 2.4.2.16-12.2 .

We recommend you upgrade your wu-ftpd-academ package immediately.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.0 alias hamm
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  This version of Debian was released only for the Intel and the
  Motorola 680x0 architecture.

  Source archives:
    ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/main/source/net/wu-ftpd-academ_2.4.2.16.orig.tar.gz
          MD5 checksum: 1b636fbfb3a5417886cc4265cca0fc5f
    ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/proposed-updates/wu-ftpd-academ_2.4.2.16-12.2.diff.gz
      MD5 checksum: c51d3661904daac81b4c7bbe90ebe79f
    ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/proposed-updates/wu-ftpd-academ_2.4.2.16-12.2.dsc
      MD5 checksum: bc3bcb012fc251a88fe604dc71669e70

  Intel architecture:
    ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/proposed-updates/wu-ftpd-academ_2.4.2.16-12.2_i386.deb
      MD5 checksum: b851adb345917a6f92e8b03f8cc97ff2

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/proposed-updates/wu-ftpd-academ_2.4.2.16-12.2_m68k.deb
      MD5 checksum: 9302526c8c6368f87e805e943ce66875 


  These files will be moved into
  ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/hamm/*/binary-$arch/ soon.


For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .

- -- 
Debian GNU/Linux      .    Security Managers     .   security@debian.org
              debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
  Christian Hudon     .     Wichert Akkerman     .     Martin Schulze
<chrish@debian.org>   .   <wakkerma@debian.org>  .   <joey@debian.org>

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