Package : ht Vulnerability : buffer overflows, integer overflows Problem-Type : local Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CAN-2005-1545 CAN-2005-1546
Several problems have been discovered in ht, a viewer, editor and analyser for various executables, that may lead to the execution of arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Team discovered an integer overflow in the ELF parser.
The authors have discovered a buffer overflow in the PE parser.
For the old stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 0.5.0-1woody4. For the HP Precision architecture, you are advised not to use this package anymore since we cannot provide updated packages as it doesn't compile anymore.
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 0.8.0-2sarge4.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version ht_0.8.0-3.
We recommend that you upgrade your ht package.
Upgrade Instructions ---------------------
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 - --------------------------------