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Debian: New hostapd packages fix denial of service

Matteo Rosi and Leonardo Maccari discovered that hostapd, a wifi network authenticator daemon, performs insufficient boundary checks on a key length value, which might be exploited to crash the service. Fixed packages are available from security.debian.org.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1065-1                    security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                         Moritz Muehlenhoff
May 19th, 2006                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : hostapd
Vulnerability  : missing input sanitising
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2006-2213
Debian Bug     : 365897

Matteo Rosi and Leonardo Maccari discovered that hostapd, a wifi network
authenticator daemon, performs insufficient boundary checks on a key length
value, which might be exploited to crash the service.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain hostapd packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.3.7-2sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.5-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your hostapd 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 3.1 alias sarge
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  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hostapd/hostapd_0.3.7-2sarge1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      598 5bf3f02bd6702fa8eee3e3af35d5492f
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hostapd/hostapd_0.3.7-2sarge1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    21545 d51f8c474d9870a8f9ef7acbb5cbfccd
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hostapd/hostapd_0.3.7.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   246195 12ad3a43bf4a774f347b129c973bbe57

  Alpha architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hostapd/hostapd_0.3.7-2sarge1_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   190678 494deacc729f0705a35fa672df543c5e

  AMD64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hostapd/hostapd_0.3.7-2sarge1_amd64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   154128 9db28dc56cd0491f0a308963292c4dfe

  ARM architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hostapd/hostapd_0.3.7-2sarge1_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   139250 76c6ed78ba1f35663909bb2a59f81c77

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hostapd/hostapd_0.3.7-2sarge1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   143266 31d25bde62c31f3b438a3c76d790a3a7

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hostapd/hostapd_0.3.7-2sarge1_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   217328 12543738e658596cf16f13c93944a52c

  HP Precision architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hostapd/hostapd_0.3.7-2sarge1_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   154724 4b0d60ac7882e28ce001db813cb4fffd

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hostapd/hostapd_0.3.7-2sarge1_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   123760 a7b688b0f9eaf4fac8b4fd56a004716b

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hostapd/hostapd_0.3.7-2sarge1_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   158916 ec19e80924075319fa5f72b25faba29a

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hostapd/hostapd_0.3.7-2sarge1_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   160922 f12520f2e6729643bd789bfef11c7d53

  PowerPC architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hostapd/hostapd_0.3.7-2sarge1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   148798 9a2810e2f494e32febaa3ae2f55b3511

  IBM S/390 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hostapd/hostapd_0.3.7-2sarge1_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   150472 39c936065b24a57dc6e81b8a4219319b

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hostapd/hostapd_0.3.7-2sarge1_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   138332 8ac3948b2734f3e553531e994f1a1f76


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

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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 ' and http://packages.debian.org/
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