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Debian Security Advisory: New Debian ncurses packages released

Nov 22, 2000, 20:41 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel Jacobowitz)

Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 11:43:40 -0500
From: Daniel Jacobowitz dan@debian.org
To: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Subject: [SECURITY] New Debian ncurses packages released


Debian Security Advisory                                        security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                                   Daniel Jacobowitz 
November 21, 2000


Package: ncurses
Vulnerability: local privilege escalation
Debian-specific: no
Vulnerable: yes
The version of the ncurses display library shipped with Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 is vulnerable to several buffer overflows in the parsing of terminfo database files. This problem was discovered by Jouko Pynnönen jouko@solutions.fi. The problems are only exploitable in the presence of setuid binaries linked to ncurses which use these particular functions, including xmcd versions before 2.5pl1-7.1.

This problem is fixed in ncurses 5.0-6.0potato1 for Debian GNU/Linux 2.2, and in ncurses 5.0-8 for Debian Unstable.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink


Slink is no longer being supported by the Debian Security Team. We highly recommend an upgrade to the current stable release.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 (stable) alias potato


Fixes are currently available for the Alpha, ARM, Intel ia32, Motorola 680x0, PowerPC and Sun SPARC architectures, and will be included in 2.2r2.

Source archives:
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/source/ncurses_5.0-6.0potato1.diff.gz
MD5 checksum: d474ae2d9cfc75191d0460d2fdeeafca
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/source/ncurses_5.0-6.0potato1.dsc
MD5 checksum: d2d53c5c9892ae5918141d9d9aa1f644
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/source/ncurses_5.0.orig.tar.gz
MD5 checksum: 0fa25059bc5e1e947f3109a3a168e976

Architecture indendent archives:
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-all/ncurses-base_5.0-6.0potato1_all.deb
MD5 checksum: 251f5aae54dfbd95b64f45fdbadbdff5
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-all/ncurses-term_5.0-6.0potato1_all.deb
MD5 checksum: b7de46e7b57038d8dde6d02130067afe

Alpha architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-alpha/libncurses5-dbg_5.0-6.0potato1_alpha.deb
MD5 checksum: 88c939fd17c9a6de9eb24c9045278dba
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-alpha/libncurses5-dev_5.0-6.0potato1_alpha.deb
MD5 checksum: 12d21571f296edf35f62342b36b37d4d
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-alpha/libncurses5_5.0-6.0potato1_alpha.deb
MD5 checksum: e050361eea45c19173634013faaf6b29
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-alpha/ncurses-bin_5.0-6.0potato1_alpha.deb
MD5 checksum: 6ccdea97302319984cf74c254ed09e99

ARM architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-arm/libncurses5-dbg_5.0-6.0potato1_arm.deb
MD5 checksum: e03b834be5549f84fe4a00ff9ecaf33e
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-arm/libncurses5-dev_5.0-6.0potato1_arm.deb
MD5 checksum: c7a060237f8914d01121c0ee67a1dd54
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-arm/libncurses5_5.0-6.0potato1_arm.deb
MD5 checksum: 322d20cce7e1e1712bb31b1dc8d3526d
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-arm/ncurses-bin_5.0-6.0potato1_arm.deb
MD5 checksum: 8c570cf9126e52710299dd94d3773c7e

Intel ia32 architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-i386/libncurses5-dbg_5.0-6.0potato1_i386.deb
MD5 checksum: 3202f6ebb0ef4477a4c64d0a45f8298f
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-i386/libncurses5-dev_5.0-6.0potato1_i386.deb
MD5 checksum: 7cc4c84e3d96c5799807249da584dcb4
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-i386/libncurses5_5.0-6.0potato1_i386.deb
MD5 checksum: 1e897d8d39544d5b93ff504a367799e7
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-i386/ncurses-bin_5.0-6.0potato1_i386.deb
MD5 checksum: 4c3ffd8d5280dd65152e35ec2d362575

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-m68k/libncurses5-dbg_5.0-6.0potato1_m68k.deb
MD5 checksum: 75f2d464a509987263e93ea509b8c933
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-m68k/libncurses5-dev_5.0-6.0potato1_m68k.deb
MD5 checksum: 885a9b7ebde8f3cb8acdcdc6d2cd1008
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-m68k/libncurses5_5.0-6.0potato1_m68k.deb
MD5 checksum: 4584eec0d83236dfe76e835716c14c3a
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-m68k/ncurses-bin_5.0-6.0potato1_m68k.deb
MD5 checksum: 737c25a357d1b2305e54754c2d21e9cc

PowerPC architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-powerpc/libncurses5-dbg_5.0-6.0potato1_powerpc.deb
MD5 checksum: 70d7e9d4ef80af8bc862c721899535bd
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-powerpc/libncurses5-dev_5.0-6.0potato1_powerpc.deb
MD5 checksum: e61cb0799d037010610c4449dc431db4
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-powerpc/libncurses5_5.0-6.0potato1_powerpc.deb
MD5 checksum: 2b9fffa1aba531fca808c1c190a60c17
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-powerpc/ncurses-bin_5.0-6.0potato1_powerpc.deb
MD5 checksum: 3ec093a1383396e769056b7979ebde12

Sun Sparc architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-sparc/libncurses5-dbg_5.0-6.0potato1_sparc.deb
MD5 checksum: bfc87cdd9dcc612bffaef955610d20df
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-sparc/libncurses5-dev_5.0-6.0potato1_sparc.deb
MD5 checksum: 22b1a269531edf1e993357faf4798431
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-sparc/libncurses5_5.0-6.0potato1_sparc.deb
MD5 checksum: 6ab5fcb0a3e16e621c674de011ef3b11
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-sparc/ncurses-bin_5.0-6.0potato1_sparc.deb
MD5 checksum: 1234052e8df0cb0b30ea7a562952816c

Debian GNU/Linux Unstable alias woody


This version of Debian is not yet released.

Fixes will be made available for Alpha, ARM, Intel ia32, Motorola 680x0, PowerPC, and SPARC in the Debian archive over the next several days.


For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>


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