DSA 704-1: New remstats packages fix several vulnerabilities
Posted on: 04/04/2005 09:06 AM

New remstats packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 704-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
April 4th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : remstats
Vulnerability : tempfile, missing input sanitising
Problem-Type : local, remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE IDs : CAN-2005-0387 CAN-2005-0388

Jens Steube discovered several vulnerabilities in remstats, the remote statistics system. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project identifies the following problems:

CAN-2005-0387

When processing uptime data on the unix-server a temporary file is opened in an insecure fashion which could be used for a symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the permissions of the remstats user.

CAN-2005-0388

The remoteping service can be exploited to execute arbitrary commands due to missing input sanitising.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 1.00a4-8woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.13a-5.

We recommend that you upgrade your remstats 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 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats_1.00a4-8woody1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 700 5efc205ed693b60a221482d34f806328
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats_1.00a4-8woody1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 18811 2aeb52cab7aad8a500a96d29b3930750
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats_1.00a4.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 918361 dd857cd7d66037ce068df01d22b4cee9

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats-doc_1.00a4-8woody1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 171294 08f1461cfeff2282a1b573d329bb3ed1
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats-servers_1.00a4-8woody1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 73580 568da9f07f8e229245c32a8c9690fd4a
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats_1.00a4-8woody1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 246540 5bae0a115c1fe653793df17d61eacdad

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats-bintools_1.00a4-8woody1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 60664 761461ec410d5dac63378df866be6cad

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats-bintools_1.00a4-8woody1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 48028 e1e45ef582d1a82cd76d16d09fc63c5b

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats-bintools_1.00a4-8woody1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 46094 daf29132eb3252d957d4517447f2cbae

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats-bintools_1.00a4-8woody1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 63346 dd6cfabb3329b80507b62d3b3d4f8b82

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats-bintools_1.00a4-8woody1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 49794 d9c9867d122221a0d99cdfa0a774e3dd

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats-bintools_1.00a4-8woody1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 45004 9a15c54ea425443dfa776bd61cff2c2a

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats-bintools_1.00a4-8woody1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 50662 b79c01e63e63b0ca39016c69e81b75a1

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats-bintools_1.00a4-8woody1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 50614 ca121e22f5cb4167a08a52fea2a4c7f0

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats-bintools_1.00a4-8woody1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 48894 61528468c5735dda7a75439735cab676

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats-bintools_1.00a4-8woody1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 47900 bc9b4cae98fce8dd9477d67625dda5fe

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/remstats/remstats-bintools_1.00a4-8woody1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 52176 283ade4294f9f7dc751a038770035dd8


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on its next update.


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