DSA 1065-1: New hostapd packages fix denial of service
Posted on: 05/20/2006 06:52 AM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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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 lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;
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