DSA 1902-1: New elinks packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 10/05/2009 06:40 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-1902-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
October 05, 2009 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : elinks
Vulnerability : buffer overflow
Problem type : local(remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2008-7224
Debian Bug : 380347

Jakub Wilk discovered an off-by-one buffer overflow in the charset
handling of elinks, a feature-rich text-mode WWW browser, which might
lead to the execution of arbitrary code if the user is tricked into
opening a malformed HTML page.

For the old stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.11.1-1.2etch2.

The stable distribution (lenny) and the unstable distribution (sid)
already contain a patch for this problem.

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 4.0 alias etch
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Oldstable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.11.1-1.2etch2.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 30564 48727476dbfed45200797a0504fa6e4a
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.11.1.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 3863617 dce0fa7cb2b6e7194ddd00e34825218b
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.11.1-1.2etch2.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 872 870acbbc16c166c0e17669f435cf4478

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.11.1-1.2etch2_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 496748 65a9e90caf0005912d0f307447bb7252
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.11.1-1.2etch2_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1264746 750b9c9425d331afdd84ae9e8ec397cc

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.11.1-1.2etch2_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 457658 d35d0729240a9a3e4edf596fab8b5519
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.11.1-1.2etch2_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1219062 eeb677af4bd1f969062dcc49a6c5797f

arm architecture (ARM)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.11.1-1.2etch2_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1179258 2236eef0018c35106157254f1a9b5371
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.11.1-1.2etch2_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 417026 d6298439e61cfd390dc5f885fa6d3ce9

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.11.1-1.2etch2_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1249718 200ea460bf1c50c7c77fb818b99d6f93
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.11.1-1.2etch2_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 481296 4d1ffd49415dc0f727fec71843e0cf1e

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.11.1-1.2etch2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 423782 fd2bdd5f8d85049dd34e9d392cfb0d55
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.11.1-1.2etch2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1188386 6b5bd5cc0801cc98c5f89eb755036a58

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.11.1-1.2etch2_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1432996 3f1c8fd354685e153aa0bf6001811f72
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.11.1-1.2etch2_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 624264 6ab1d3d6329c2fbbd366c7979846be04

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.11.1-1.2etch2_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1223924 88dab6a6625382e7d7531f9f45f2fb6d
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.11.1-1.2etch2_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 466916 3f54531dc562935768748e8626c3cd8a

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.11.1-1.2etch2_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 450082 4cb3cbeda69cd02ddc99b132d26998c5
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.11.1-1.2etch2_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1216856 ed85e75381a7bfdd094e21e0e16ecbfd

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.11.1-1.2etch2_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1232366 5eafbb1dcf688fe54bd347afab8d6da8
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.11.1-1.2etch2_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 470580 9da53a0cc795e3943c250a44810f006d

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks-lite_0.11.1-1.2etch2_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 419686 6177d561615f0c17f9e46e3642899870
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/elinks/elinks_0.11.1-1.2etch2_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1186370 1f7db95ad501df7b756e3ccaf2dc754d


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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