noffle -- buffer overflows

2003-01-27T00:00:00
ID DSA-244
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2003-01-27T00:00:00

Description

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 package.

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

We recommend that you upgrade your noffle package.