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Debian Security Advisory DSA 307-1 Matt Zimmerman
May 27th, 2003

Package : gps
Vulnerability : multiple
Problem-Type : local, remote
Debian-specific : no

gPS is a graphical application to watch system processes. In release 1.1.0 of the gps package, several security vulnerabilities were fixed, as detailed in the changelog:

  • bug fix on rgpsp connection source acceptation policy (it was allowing any host to connect even when the /etc/rgpsp.conf file told otherwise) It is working now, but on any real ("production") network I suggest you use IP filtering to enforce the policy (like ipchains or iptables)
  • Several possibilities of buffer overflows have been fixed. Thanks to Stanislav Ievlev from ALT-Linux for pointing a lot of them.
  • fixed misformatting of command line parameters in rgpsp protocol (command lines with newlines would break the protocol)
  • fixed buffer overflow bug that caused rgpsp to SIGSEGV when stating processes with large command lines (>128 chars) [Linux only]

All of these problems affect Debian's gps package version 0.9.4-1 in Debian woody. Debian potato also contains a gps package (version 0.4.1-2), but it is not affected by these problems, as the relevant functionality is not implemented in that version.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 0.9.4-1woody1.

The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected by these problems.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems are fixed in version 1.1.0-1.

We recommend that you update your gps package.

Upgrade Instructions

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

Source archives:
Size/MD5 checksum: 614 ad873738d3e2a9f75186cd27a5a788b2
Size/MD5 checksum: 4972 25f482ffd075549555e2d0b92fc9ca66
Size/MD5 checksum: 151324 9572af016e2a9ade433477e81133025c

Alpha architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 128328 c5e4ad3ef532fdd5e00cb240e6d0266a
Size/MD5 checksum: 26272 2445de52e6f571a509a455b2989bf42d

ARM architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 116174 6351792b860cb535b0d7cfe0f3b0646f
Size/MD5 checksum: 24516 6086d49aa075468ec68ecbff7a8489f5

Intel IA-32 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 114238 6d9601d1a3a96ede03d9ddb69a740426
Size/MD5 checksum: 23958 0a69ed9ad920415f38541980bbbb26d6

Intel IA-64 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 153750 240676d658b07eb5239282f4e9e6ca9a
Size/MD5 checksum: 29978 559adf098f6984d503733f84a13864e5

HP Precision architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 127210 c202c0bb59a3c60460b6f2d173a1b0d3
Size/MD5 checksum: 34044 1b2d30a8e9fe2ce2eb7b935b02bb7610

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 111906 6ca8058464aa6dc34ca4029d5c8883e8
Size/MD5 checksum: 23978 12f724ab120453874ac0159399343798

Big endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 108120 c4f2467fff241ecdc78ff8d225ec8aab
Size/MD5 checksum: 24500 9cabc5e68939c55fc4172719cfc78fa5

Little endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 106298 37e7f4e95e2e95238c954ff86705a7ff
Size/MD5 checksum: 24394 cb06bf0a39e209c23d01347bfaff78ce

PowerPC architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 111112 fd0e585f14b3e63c862a2b938b5b055f
Size/MD5 checksum: 23826 714d7a42bc5bbc88f4a66fe5798a4052

IBM S/390 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 108952 9d8a5c119c16567cb83d2effe0401775
Size/MD5 checksum: 24306 9e1d926fd94bb208a5c18a5297e47016

Sun Sparc architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 109792 3f02b0b6de5f1452bffaab8e948d72c4
Size/MD5 checksum: 24096 3d78e02308f4fe57e7f053aeb96033f2

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

For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: 'apt-cache show <pkg>' and<pkg>