DSA 1226-1: New links packages fix arbitrary shell command execution
Posted on: 12/03/2006 09:25 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 1226-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
December 3rd, 2006 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : links
Vulnerability : insufficient escaping
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2006-5925
Debian Bug : 399187

Teemu Salmela discovered that the links character mode web browser
performs insufficient sanitising of smb:// URIs, which might lead to the
execution of arbitrary shell commands.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1.

For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) this problem has been
fixed in version 0.99+1.00pre12-1.1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.99+1.00pre12-1.1.

We recommend that you upgrade your links 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/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 628 a1ac1c1549a102a35398b6453df8cf03
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 8329 5898f75988aba793e9559295996289ef
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 597848 c262b08c822a582bbc992e3730f43336

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links-ssl_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 5460 d983ff06f50743eefc590e13b881c649

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 441038 6d3f4dbcdb63455d1a7c6c573c0a2cb0

AMD64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 396200 13443385aff64d07c142561684d3698d

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 376692 90dc38882cee571a605ea4c1b312101f

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 416286 1a0e7cd0c9885a5a47f89feecdeea13a

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 385186 a99be183941d62c33bd7d0f49c1856cb

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 524446 e68877303d408b3b730e703c6d78f709

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 343786 51765dbe4d8788b4f4219c6f71461579

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 412208 f3272fc9e06d0ad0bed4c2d2816502fe

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 408254 70f5c450fd225ea6a82befeb3d6aeeab

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 396926 b0cbccacc3632be2d3eb97cea74ea6d8

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 390546 2def4e695f30d34bb03a0592f5deee5b

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/links/links_0.99+1.00pre12-1sarge1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 379836 be1bae25603d4a50cf854a6b6b075960


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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