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Debian Security Advisory: New man-db packages released

Feb 08, 2001, 23:58 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin Schulze)

Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 00:38:31 +0100
From: Martin Schulze
To: Debian Security Announcements debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Subject: [SECURITY] [DSA 028-1] New man-db packages released


Debian Security Advisory DSA-028-1                                      security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                                   Martin Schulze 
February 9, 2001


Package        : man-db
Vulnerability  : format string vulnerability
Type           : local exploit
Debian-specific: no
Styx has reported that the program `man' mistakenly passes malicious strings (i.e. containing format characters) through routines that were not meant to use them as format strings. Since this could cause a segmentation fault and privileges were not dropped it may lead to an exploit for the 'man' user.

We recommend you upgrade your man-db package immediately.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato


Potato was released for the alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc architectures.

Source archives:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/man-db_2.3.16-1.1.dsc
MD5 checksum: 2b9918131917984b87fcee9ddc08fb2e
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/man-db_2.3.16-1.1.tar.gz
MD5 checksum: c6c5931bd70a34d8b6df5d09736a6110

Intel ia32 architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/man-db_2.3.16-1.1_i386.deb
MD5 checksum: ef897ea4450eb06089ae87213177d5fa

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/man-db_2.3.16-1.1_m68k.deb
MD5 checksum: 3f12e53dfbf896eba06296403363c977

Sun Sparc architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/man-db_2.3.16-1.1_sparc.deb
MD5 checksum: ab357a472d57c7668992f0f5b0395d93

Alpha architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/man-db_2.3.16-1.1_alpha.deb
MD5 checksum: cde9367a123c74ff40970beb66d3dedb

PowerPC architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/man-db_2.3.16-1.1_powerpc.deb
MD5 checksum: 5aad8020aa268abf5c283537cb78eda2

ARM architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/man-db_2.3.16-1.1_arm.deb
MD5 checksum: c7980061b9e8a5d95191befcd93e5d0e

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


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>