DSA 1705-1: New netatalk packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 01/15/2009 10:05 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 1705-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Nico Golde
January 15th, 2009 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : netatalk
Vulnerability : missing input sanitising
Problem type : local(remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2008-5718
Debian Bug : 510585

It was discovered that netatalk, an implementation of the AppleTalk
suite, is affected by a command injection vulnerability when processing
PostScript streams via papd. This could lead to the execution of
arbitrary code. Please note that this only affects installations that are
configured to use a pipe command in combination with wildcard symbols
substituted with values of the printed job.

For the stable distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.0.3-4+etch1.

For the upcoming stable distribution (lenny) this problem has been fixed
in version 2.0.3-11+lenny1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.0.4~beta2-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your netatalk 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 4.0 alias etch
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.0.3-4+etch1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 27582 efc06139ef2adba4ca71c4ff9effefd2
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.0.3.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 1920570 17917abd7d255d231cc0c6188ccd27fb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.0.3-4+etch1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 822 eb3fc44340caed42978dea8b8e8cc53d

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.0.3-4+etch1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 869526 2a7d4250ee8380227231cd68cc70b5e4

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.0.3-4+etch1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 751530 67f12f90fa7e11d8dfa791f36ee05e22

arm architecture (ARM)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.0.3-4+etch1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 729204 14b32580e4d93588404c1669074f9f09

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.0.3-4+etch1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 800306 26eb091564c8077955d41ac42b585868

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.0.3-4+etch1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 706600 542cfc6b12f76ed4a068a389fa059372

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.0.3-4+etch1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1007572 a5393f96b01e65c8daece94babe663c2

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.0.3-4+etch1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 776996 5d25c6809bfd2c3a6d3b29be1bd5e5e4

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.0.3-4+etch1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 773318 c6393e566664dbd1959e7c154ae90e37

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.0.3-4+etch1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 757606 ba364451858fc30ce3a4e2996ab316b0

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.0.3-4+etch1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 770290 7970c3e8038bd51b6089cf824af789d6

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.0.3-4+etch1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 711964 fe24e2794125763c9548f522fd152a88


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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