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Debian Security Advisory: New versions of analog available

Mar 07, 2001, 20:21 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin Schulze)

Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 14:34:16 +0100
From: Martin Schulze joey@finlandia.infodrom.north.de
To: Debian Security Announcements debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Subject: [SECURITY] [DSA 033-1] New versions of analog available


Debian Security Advisory DSA-033-1                                      security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                                   Martin Schulze 
March 7, 2001 -


Package        : analog
Vulnerability  : Buffer overflow
Type           : Remote exploit
Debian-specific: no
The author of analog, Stephen Turner, has found a buffer overflow bug in all versions of analog except of version 4.16. A malicious user could use an ALIAS command to construct very long strings which were not checked for length and boundaries. This bug is particularly dangerous if the form interface (which allows unknown users to run the program via a CGI script) has been installed. There doesn't seem to be a known exploit.

The bugfix has been backported to the version of analog from Debian 2.2. Version 4.01-1potato1 is fixed.

We recommend you upgrade your analog packages 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/analog_4.01.orig.tar.gz
MD5 checksum: 7bfd2e731d39bf5073f2ca5d83f27c03
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/analog_4.01-1potato1.dsc
MD5 checksum: 943c6acbea97b7c2f36f45be947f4c7f
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/analog_4.01-1potato1.diff.gz
MD5 checksum: ca589f176699884d97d8297a2bda2e38

Intel ia32 architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/analog_4.01-1potato1_i386.deb
MD5 checksum: 67250cafaeca7404a219a9ebf49f3e54

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/analog_4.01-1potato1_m68k.deb
MD5 checksum: 06722f7b432bee16c99d24141e96d76c

Sun Sparc architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/analog_4.01-1potato1_sparc.deb
MD5 checksum: 267891eda02bf3c54fc76645b7f093c2

Alpha architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/analog_4.01-1potato1_alpha.deb
MD5 checksum: 8c2312f9216cc20bd2495a7e9b8e9855

PowerPC architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/analog_4.01-1potato1_powerpc.deb
MD5 checksum: deb1cbbafa9daac403b6f2e3ab024fc7

ARM architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/analog_4.01-1potato1_arm.deb
MD5 checksum: a15022522f60a878958d5a3243fcc1c2

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

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>