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Debian: New gnats packages fix arbitrary code execution

Khan Shirani discovered a format string vulnerability in gnats, the GNU problem report management system. This problem may be exploited to execute arbitrary code. Fixed packages are available from
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 590-1                                        Martin Schulze
November 9th, 2004            
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Package        : gnats
Vulnerability  : format string vulnerability
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2004-0623
BugTraq ID     : 10609
Debian Bug     : 278577

Khan Shirani discovered a format string vulnerability in gnats, the
GNU problem report management system.  This problem may be exploited
to execute arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 3.999.beta1+cvs20020303-2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 4.0-7.

We recommend that you upgrade your gnats 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:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      572 a50e8e6bcea84deb584a0427bfdbc96d
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1570021 b0f7f28328e21a7ce35e3315bf2bca0b

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1050882 f604c53e94753708ff44e533c39c43e2
      Size/MD5 checksum:   685026 6185e02fc2775180bf2c5ec11239b69a

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   880912 3d2662f156e638cd1a52fd609dcab941
      Size/MD5 checksum:   602334 8fa0573e4f85c9363d53c6020b88ddd9

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   866718 341223ed8802f9db37d635f885aeea18
      Size/MD5 checksum:   592452 d02b91bae6efc9628aab7d53236c6a7b

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1242616 2365d9b58be38a9ab75550c14aa021c0
      Size/MD5 checksum:   778954 72a9110a68fbba73b5c8ed6427ce18df

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   983490 b5f6d8bbff6ac02830b01a4e02284e75
      Size/MD5 checksum:   652166 7c5057561328f30ec1177054ed57e638

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   822588 a539353ebf28be0523f808c1e1a4ca64
      Size/MD5 checksum:   572790 472ed96d0bbbc993e0321af5d83bf394

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   975242 e11de0c1cc6e7e85321411cd1066602a
      Size/MD5 checksum:   644922 85b1d1e6146c3bcdc655f1d120fc3361

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   973682 aaf838802193112d9ec2ffaeec9ef65f
      Size/MD5 checksum:   645350 6cc250414c90dc14ffebce38846c3cf7

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   909244 51c380ca38ba98a93312edfb99431da7
      Size/MD5 checksum:   614968 dcb3e1db579471f1dabc73d8a75b52ac

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   895272 649ee321f435ee1340f854387fa66c67
      Size/MD5 checksum:   607174 2993bb4ebe7845926dee6641362569f2

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   898306 602f6382b3bef02e9d4e2a8009c46212
      Size/MD5 checksum:   608376 3f6bab03dd22a70e2007f1cb16f7b996

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

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

Version: GnuPG v1.2.5 (GNU/Linux)


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