DSA 1891-1: New changetrack packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 09/22/2009 11:00 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-1891-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Steffen Joeris
September 22, 2009 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : changetrack
Vulnerability : shell command execution
Problem type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id : CVE-2009-3233
Debian Bug : 546791


Marek Grzybowski discovered that changetrack, a program to monitor
changes to (configuration) files, is prone to shell command injection
via metacharacters in filenames. The behaviour of the program has been
adjusted to reject all filenames with metacharacters.


For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 4.3-3+lenny1.

For the oldstable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
version 4.3-3+etch1.

For the testing distribution (squeeze), this problem will be fixed soon.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 4.5-2.


We recommend that you upgrade your changetrack packages.


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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Debian (oldstable)
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Oldstable 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/c/changetrack/changetrack_4.3-3+etch1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 13330 3334d9ef744a08cc0b4d8253c78b7c10
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/changetrack/changetrack_4.3-3+etch1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 710 b519ffa08cb165819e9bdd67f7e9a4f3

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/changetrack/changetrack_4.3-3+etch1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 21706 b1002889940ab122879f4d709fe8a573


Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias lenny
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Debian (stable)
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/changetrack/changetrack_4.3.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 16567 7600e72b299562c6773e9b6ac38aaa55
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/changetrack/changetrack_4.3-3+lenny1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 13325 c91d4a3d370dfe41ff41e6815eda7440
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/changetrack/changetrack_4.3-3+lenny1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 1110 5e689f11bc4dca83328cda0a888ec1e4

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/changetrack/changetrack_4.3-3+lenny1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 21678 3b9fb111a49aa671886f6e5eaec66908


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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