[SECURITY] [DSA 080-1] New ht://Dig packages fix vulnerability

Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2001-10-17T06:13:27


Debian Security Advisory DSA 080-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze October 17th, 2001

Package : htdig Vulnerability : unauthorized gathering of data Problem-Type : remote DoS, local information retrieval Debian-specific: no

Nergal reported a vulnerability in the htsearch program which is distributed as part of the ht://Dig package, a indexing and searching system for small domains or intranets. Using former versions it was able to pass the parameter `-c' to the cgi program in order to use a different configuration file.

A malicious user could point htsearch to a file like `/dev/zero' and let the server run in an endless loop, trying to read config parameters. If the user has write permission on the server he can point the program to it and retrive any file readable by the webserver user id.

This problem has been fixed in version of 3.1.5-2.1 for Debian GNU/Linux 2.2.

We recommend that you upgrade your htdig package immediately.

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 2.2 alias potato

Source archives:

  MD5 checksum: 4ad4dc342e31db65127cc58a8063f025
  MD5 checksum: e59bfe00133e97ae7f071d3a8510eb35
  MD5 checksum: cbf4a0f2b703d9822db555a14dc96ed3

Architecture independent components:

  MD5 checksum: 6c5c94f56ce3e02018864439bb24ac18

Alpha architecture:

  MD5 checksum: 412501d347af74566b170f5e485216c4

ARM architecture:

  MD5 checksum: 35e60b98022364b61be3d3c23b300782

Intel ia32 architecture:

  MD5 checksum: 77befd19641a294cb0a47b72aa15e91c

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

  MD5 checksum: 5dc1c696e9dcc86af834546201efec79

PowerPC architecture:

  MD5 checksum: 30a2cd56b561cf481bf4cdc595cda7ad

Sun Sparc architecture:

  MD5 checksum: ce101a18a7af6e6dde43bf2c0ec330b1

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

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>