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Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: gkrellm-newsticker

Apr 23, 2003, 22:27 (0 Talkback[s])

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 294-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
April 23rd, 2003                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : gkrellm-newsticker
Vulnerability  : missing quoting, incomplete parser
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids        : CAN-2003-0205 CAN-2003-0206

Brian Campbell discovered two security-related problems in
gkrellm-newsticker, a plugin for the gkrellm system monitor program,
which provides a news ticker from RDF feeds.  The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following
problems:

CAN-2003-0205

  It can launch a web browser of the user's choice when the ticker
  title is clicked by using the URI given by the feed.  However,
  special shell characters are not properly escaped enabling a
  malicious feed to execute arbitrary shell commands on the clients
  machine.

CAN-2003-0206

  It crashes the entire gkrellm system on feeds where link or title
  elements are not entirely on a single line.  A malicious server
  could therefore craft a denial of service.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 0.3-3.1

The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected since it doesn't
contain gkrellm-newsticker packages.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems is not yet fixed.

We recommend that you upgrade your gkrellm-newsticker 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:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gkrellm-newsticker/gkrellm-newsticker_0.3-3.1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      736 48df0aef0622167773057cd7bf0fd17f
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gkrellm-newsticker/gkrellm-newsticker_0.3-3.1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:     2468 bc17c9c128b8a2550f7812dae9f4b163
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gkrellm-newsticker/gkrellm-newsticker_0.3.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    25849 41a647c4671f6801ed9b3a3de7d414ca

  Alpha architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gkrellm-newsticker/gkrellm-newsticker_0.3-3.1_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    43506 47726e8c350b581bbf453f5d5c231dbd

  ARM architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gkrellm-newsticker/gkrellm-newsticker_0.3-3.1_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    37756 addfe4f87f35f0243a83b0e5e9286646

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gkrellm-newsticker/gkrellm-newsticker_0.3-3.1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    36030 48cc15c0da005d6b53757dfcee318dd0

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gkrellm-newsticker/gkrellm-newsticker_0.3-3.1_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    47160 f195d6caee4c186ed2ee6921eb454daa

  HP Precision architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gkrellm-newsticker/gkrellm-newsticker_0.3-3.1_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    43974 5140d9e63e1647ff314c0c4044ddd4d3

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gkrellm-newsticker/gkrellm-newsticker_0.3-3.1_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    42164 3a2f0b85e3c7d6ee741c121f719c33ad

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gkrellm-newsticker/gkrellm-newsticker_0.3-3.1_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    36786 84ba4b61bd0c3c32459829a27ed1b010

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gkrellm-newsticker/gkrellm-newsticker_0.3-3.1_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    35532 ead6c8290f38890b11188406c990180d

  PowerPC architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gkrellm-newsticker/gkrellm-newsticker_0.3-3.1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    41210 cb1ee388ea55ce2d4e5e7d7f2af1cf52

  IBM S/390 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gkrellm-newsticker/gkrellm-newsticker_0.3-3.1_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    42644 1c1bc26dcf280c12df5785c6ba6afe24

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gkrellm-newsticker/gkrellm-newsticker_0.3-3.1_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    39512 4a731f1d3ff438ab0d8b2fd3852a45a0


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

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