DSA 1077-1: New lynx-ssl packages fix denial of service
Posted on: 05/26/2006 09:12 PM

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

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1077-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
May 26th, 2006 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : lynx-ssl
Vulnerability : programming error
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2004-1617
BugTraq ID : 11443
Debian Bug : 296340

Michal Zalewski discovered that lynx, the popular text-mode WWW
Browser, is not able to grok invalid HTML including a TEXTAREA tag
with a large COLS value and a large tag name in an element that is not
terminated, and loops forever trying to render the broken HTML. The
same code is present in lynx-ssl.

For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.8.4.1b-3.3.

The stable distribution (sarge) does not contain lynx-ssl packages
anymore.

The unstable distribution (sid) does not contain lynx-ssl packages
anymore.

We recommend that you upgrade your lynx-ssl 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 at the end of this advisory:

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:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-ssl/lynx-ssl_2.8.4.1b-3.3.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 611 7ee1218eb5536e5a79b644dd7b56af53
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-ssl/lynx-ssl_2.8.4.1b-3.3.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 89483 c46454ac050fff129e77eb0f4b151517
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-ssl/lynx-ssl_2.8.4.1b.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 2557510 053a10f76b871e3944c11c7776da7f7a

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-ssl/lynx-ssl_2.8.4.1b-3.3_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1617522 9dd7997b45df6331c660e2afca324840

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-ssl/lynx-ssl_2.8.4.1b-3.3_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1491938 de3a7656d192e5bca1cb9d3bd1ff84ff

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-ssl/lynx-ssl_2.8.4.1b-3.3_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1450298 ef8c2a423c1530b21a79a834776abba7

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-ssl/lynx-ssl_2.8.4.1b-3.3_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1769276 ad79ec138883ce575cb528346fb7b074

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-ssl/lynx-ssl_2.8.4.1b-3.3_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1559678 4e725d8701a1721784d490f000da3199

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-ssl/lynx-ssl_2.8.4.1b-3.3_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1410804 f8a1018bc195fc4972cff586e9694163

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-ssl/lynx-ssl_2.8.4.1b-3.3_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1512074 5c395f3cbda76895a061e79913633853

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-ssl/lynx-ssl_2.8.4.1b-3.3_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1508018 ead159d28f1fb4a60f25e077e4c122f0

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-ssl/lynx-ssl_2.8.4.1b-3.3_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1497258 512c921d1ef663439d51b4ba7cc203ef

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-ssl/lynx-ssl_2.8.4.1b-3.3_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1468830 7ccab81df77cd4ffd0553707adf820a6

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-ssl/lynx-ssl_2.8.4.1b-3.3_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1497292 40f28922fce6ad486d5c46c56fa822f1


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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