DSA 1713-1: New rt2500 packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 01/28/2009 11:55 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-1713-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
January 28, 2009 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : rt2500
Vulnerability : integer overflow
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2009-0282

It was discovered that an integer overflow in the "Probe Request"
packet parser of the Ralinktech wireless drivers might lead to
remote denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code.

Please note that you need to rebuild your driver from the source
package in order to set this update into effect. Detailed
instructions can be found in /usr/share/doc/rt2500-source/README.Debian

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.1.0+cvs20060620-3+etch1.

For the upcoming stable distribution (lenny) and the unstable
distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version
1:1.1.0-b4+cvs20080623-3.

We recommend that you upgrade your rt2500 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 4.0 alias etch
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Stable updates are available for amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rt2500/rt2500_1.1.0+cvs20060620.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 386980 83b8b9a091705c08d99268479f3b3b6a
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rt2500/rt2500_1.1.0+cvs20060620-3+etch1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 741 a3eea1c14fa7e8f1d4782b4883a776a9
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rt2500/rt2500_1.1.0+cvs20060620-3+etch1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 22084 0c2d17d34652f8ec6b6aca06ab31a8cc

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rt2500/rt2500-source_1.1.0+cvs20060620-3+etch1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 249304 919b5148aa8d66121c6426cd18f62acd

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rt2500/rt2500_1.1.0+cvs20060620-3+etch1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 113796 e5d30f0f2b49333de0aa11b85b2631e4

arm architecture (ARM)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rt2500/rt2500_1.1.0+cvs20060620-3+etch1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 139742 0e78f96d66b7c4f441dc6e8282c3ebad

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rt2500/rt2500_1.1.0+cvs20060620-3+etch1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 126244 4670c39b26f1fae2de0ddb897f0fcb6d

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rt2500/rt2500_1.1.0+cvs20060620-3+etch1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 111508 d6023fa941e03e1668d4f677445f9293

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rt2500/rt2500_1.1.0+cvs20060620-3+etch1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 148124 7602e91c6fb3482b1d8e2a71cc783a67

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rt2500/rt2500_1.1.0+cvs20060620-3+etch1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 114762 e9fe9e17287d1ef1d51f03e2cfc80f8a

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rt2500/rt2500_1.1.0+cvs20060620-3+etch1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 113842 5194921501700ae59b038a6ed551bd97

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rt2500/rt2500_1.1.0+cvs20060620-3+etch1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 111836 c61737ae5a3a6337f24d8fc0c8c42c4d

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rt2500/rt2500_1.1.0+cvs20060620-3+etch1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 96484 c4a13741dd9b78672363953a94a49e71

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rt2500/rt2500_1.1.0+cvs20060620-3+etch1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 106934 b36a8b1de80914c0026e2eeb3e17ddc1


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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