[SECURITY] [DSA-385-1] New hztty packages fix buffer overflows

2003-09-18T00:00:00
ID DEBIAN:DSA-385-1:4E305
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2003-09-18T00:00:00

Description


Debian Security Advisory DSA 385-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Matt Zimmerman September 18th, 2003 http://www.debian.org/security/faq


Package : hztty Vulnerability : buffer overflows Problem-Type : local Debian-specific: no CVE Ids : CAN-2003-0783

Jens Steube reported a pair of buffer overflow vulnerabilities in hztty, a program to translate Chinese character encodings in a terminal session. These vulnerabilities could be exploited by a local attacker to gain root privileges on a system where hztty is installed.

Additionally, hztty had been incorrectly installed setuid root, when it only requires the privileges of group utmp. This has also been corrected in this update.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 2.0-5.2woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will befixed in version 2.0-6.

We recommend that you update your hztty 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:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hztty/hztty_2.0-5.2woody1.dsc
  Size/MD5 checksum:      560 ade09c908df6e49f68b5565bc9deed7b
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hztty/hztty_2.0-5.2woody1.diff.gz
  Size/MD5 checksum:     3799 41baafd52655cf29ba344844b20d5635
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hztty/hztty_2.0.orig.tar.gz
  Size/MD5 checksum:   229189 7ec5907ad55825780274b8a77b217e21

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hztty/hztty_2.0-5.2woody1_alpha.deb
  Size/MD5 checksum:   153682 792436d6241caf9ed0f84d46eb7adbf0

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hztty/hztty_2.0-5.2woody1_arm.deb
  Size/MD5 checksum:   149582 5e4f10714ff728bdc78109546e6a471f

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hztty/hztty_2.0-5.2woody1_i386.deb
  Size/MD5 checksum:   149174 527fcdc48e8fd94db9aeeff1aeae1cfd

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hztty/hztty_2.0-5.2woody1_ia64.deb
  Size/MD5 checksum:   156842 4887f3b937c0c19bcbf16f1334fd545c

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hztty/hztty_2.0-5.2woody1_hppa.deb
  Size/MD5 checksum:   153142 275d3fd6af0e1c5fcb56115471e832eb

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hztty/hztty_2.0-5.2woody1_m68k.deb
  Size/MD5 checksum:   148908 0afe3dc146fe516a090ceeb8efed8310

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hztty/hztty_2.0-5.2woody1_mips.deb
  Size/MD5 checksum:   152414 009dfc06d43eddc92829c46c914b2d4e

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hztty/hztty_2.0-5.2woody1_mipsel.deb
  Size/MD5 checksum:   152488 331b8f3a232024fbbef9a9ad826a2ad9

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hztty/hztty_2.0-5.2woody1_powerpc.deb
  Size/MD5 checksum:   150156 1079ca383c253bce3b7949a618cc4d28

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hztty/hztty_2.0-5.2woody1_s390.deb
  Size/MD5 checksum:   150668 899a29ef01281669243cc49c6be15b03

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hztty/hztty_2.0-5.2woody1_sparc.deb
  Size/MD5 checksum:   153624 fedf0fb0846b7cf7be1a9c1b33d3ee57

These files will probably 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>