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Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: noffle

Jan 27, 2003, 18:59 (0 Talkback[s])

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 244-1                                        Martin Schulze
January 27th, 2003            
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Package        : noffle
Vulnerability  : buffer overflows
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id         : CAN-2003-0037

Dan Jacobson noticed a problem in noffle, an offline news server, that
leads to a segmentation fault.  It is not yet clear whether this
problem is exploitable.  However, if it is, a remote attacker could
trigger arbitrary code execution under the user that calls noffle,
probably news.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.0.1-1.1.

The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain a noffle

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.1.2-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your noffle package.

Upgrade Instructions
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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
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      568 41fead6d752a47cf643b5c103779770d
      Size/MD5 checksum:    15625 f6495c8bce145f1ac5e41feedb035b8f
      Size/MD5 checksum:   125867 fe6b49a43e7fd0341b055d558e1a8202

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    90250 31ef26b74460b1e872eb830bc986846a

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    78840 5bcace22be85c12902d460344f705b58

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    76410 2363f56a8ec52a321cb963771135271e

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   102736 6faa80c92a43875fc71185c70f643ef5

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    86038 bc787ecf3a2f507b0c5ca3fbd2a3757f

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    73972 282a82c2066349d6ef9ae761abf1ed55

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    86824 a3e1514fe172001a5168139b40aa6e21

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    86896 fa2945f320dfbe681165d0efd504ceb5

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    79402 7b554b10c5a006e6892a62904e9d6eb2

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    80188 a4c3e1681de2445fdd94ba7fab4ee8f2

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    80764 2e81d34a2d6b40dd7c8a71d0b7d63e9a

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

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