DSA 1085-1: New lynx-cur packages fix several vulnerabilities
Posted on: 06/01/2006 11:42 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 1085-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
June 1st, 2006 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : lynx-ssl
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE IDs : CVE-2004-1617 CAN-2005-3120
BugTraq ID : 11443
Debian Bug : 296340


Several vulnerabilities have been discoverd in lynx, the popular
text-mode WWW browser. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
Project identifies the following vulnerabilities:

CVE-2004-1617

Michal Zalewski discovered that lynx 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.

CAN-2005-3120

Ulf Härnhammar discovered a buffer overflow that can be remotely
exploited. During the handling of Asian characters when connecting
to an NNTP server lynx can be tricked to write past the boundary
of a buffer which can lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

For the old stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 2.8.5-2.5woody1.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
version 2.8.6-9sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your lynx-cur 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-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.5-2.5woody1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 640 e6f29a507e298508f72eb24c21b1bdde
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.5-2.5woody1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 634446 19fad72695b064d6a6e893bb1ea1006f
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.5.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 2557113 81764528e685747ec00e7e23f18fd6d3

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur-wrapper_2.8.5-2.5woody1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 161086 eec2317cf887d4d8762866c26b6783ad

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.5-2.5woody1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1419168 50e1763a404316ec33802c77f55180ee

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.5-2.5woody1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1292792 e922a7feefe43f2e0bff7713ed292403

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.5-2.5woody1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1252720 667586b0cb239a23efaa03a45e44ba41

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.5-2.5woody1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1573108 88a04e9032f61055812cbbdc5b66ebcc

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.5-2.5woody1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1361852 2cf253de737b654ee1cce1b13b43639a

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.5-2.5woody1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1212894 07b758555efaeff043595c2338dece95

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.5-2.5woody1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1314946 b737ed585f45a69a19f2f5314509918b

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.5-2.5woody1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1310968 a82a5f1be84d27067c9b63b8af540dd6

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.5-2.5woody1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1299254 a5498c2256c092e2a8ebef012df0f4b2

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.5-2.5woody1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1271028 44125629519a455e212ae5397071e7bd

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.5-2.5woody1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1297518 33c40521d500228c1973f4e67b424f40


Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.6-9sarge1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 667 af1fc2fa2f7673145760fe57c0aea8fb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.6-9sarge1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 5605374 2deb21954ef7e8e39dfd26abdf1f2e64
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.6.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 3023366 02f47f32cb2b96ea5dc1bd335e19ef4a

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur-wrapper_2.8.6-9sarge1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 12296 a615ca6b426011b3f40cd20ad48cb2cb

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.6-9sarge1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 2017328 ff45d271444be4f6560372dfb0b274b2

AMD64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.6-9sarge1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1901508 bb17d7c45e77910289765aec3f77c30c

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.6-9sarge1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1871322 2555b982f070c91e00348370eaa48244

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.6-9sarge1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1876050 4dd3066564cd0fc919bc326c51686f26

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.6-9sarge1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 2155322 3736a40dd67ccba9a9f90e44f6a8ada7

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.6-9sarge1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1930998 6402a13b8834d92d2e01a306eb374d0f

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.6-9sarge1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1797494 01b7c40f1acfcc91c2ac467c867503e9

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.6-9sarge1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1914628 87ae23a7369ea464d3840653ac1522b6

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.6-9sarge1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1911160 8cff5b755921183a11062644001e0759

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.6-9sarge1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1898106 e907c041632012ad322f3c701b6696cd

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.6-9sarge1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1886340 e2f640b6e388de70f160c6fe68dff134

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.6-9sarge1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1878152 f0a57a2d5ac589bec4e7994bc3ac2030


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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