DSA 1228-1: New elinks packages fix arbitrary shell command execution
Posted on: 12/05/2006 09:55 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 1228-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
December 5th, 2006 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : elinks
Vulnerability : insufficient escaping
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2006-5925
Debian Bug : 399188

Teemu Salmela discovered that the elinks 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 0.10.4-7.1.

For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) this problem has been
fixed in version 0.11.1-1.2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.11.1-1.2.

We recommend that you upgrade your elinks 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/e/elinks/elinks_0.10.4-7.1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 855 f57923819fa4fce0caca333fb49a08cb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.10.4-7.1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 25157 611bbe8d6abbdec32944915213b3ffea
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.10.4.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 3533243 d97d1755f9553a3f5c68a3fe420c6a7c

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.10.4-7.1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1439074 2db129d65122955bd31c6a62700f0843
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.10.4-7.1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 764102 0654e01c0d5ee49ddb8d24e01d4bd220

AMD64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.10.4-7.1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1364322 aa61b139f250715d1e9cb1725bfa7938
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.10.4-7.1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 706090 18b9ebad31887943c0f54aebd0b355d6

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.10.4-7.1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1314146 21885ec226e0eef970c24d0bda2c087c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.10.4-7.1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 664026 f7c2193f6a4a68a090aabafdb7297d1b

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.10.4-7.1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1376592 3cda3866a1e2fcf13e702e789ed075df
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.10.4-7.1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 714314 9e491abd147dc046a3702269d9cd0d1b

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.10.4-7.1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1325060 0c438d6afad2fbd82f37fb2a92d2e109
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.10.4-7.1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 671640 d448bedeaefc0de24d256a862401da14

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.10.4-7.1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1536618 c68927923c69e4d51e35df3bbca94736
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.10.4-7.1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 838730 9b10a09bb38f156ab2392774e123ca34

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.10.4-7.1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1282356 ce4945f7b57906ee710bc0fb1fc23d04
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.10.4-7.1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 639332 7e01f8968d3d7c3539164bcd5ddfe390

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.10.4-7.1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1368274 72ad629b2802e1027517694a38c923e2
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.10.4-7.1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 711436 8fc708e7101e00c668ba06247f851012

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.10.4-7.1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1365494 de193ce83bc57ee5544410d306d563c4
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.10.4-7.1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 709948 5f8a7bfba56f7c99f2318f7cb4bde8bb

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.10.4-7.1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1351744 9fb15425d622021fc9d5aeb23a70077d
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.10.4-7.1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 692324 dc7a80d14cd4ec9b9f0ad66a0ff4d9ec

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.10.4-7.1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1358028 f2d57e3e90678e07239b24c76462e3e4
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.10.4-7.1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 707938 488e81b960f0cb8521e59d043039e6df

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.10.4-7.1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1328470 f1430b94811c29d5e05ec9166d73884b
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.10.4-7.1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 672116 5db368ec717809649fe9c6cc590a0eb6


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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