DSA 772-1: New apt-cacher package fixes arbitrary command execution
Posted on: 08/03/2005 05:26 AM

A new apt-cacher package is available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 772-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
August 3rd, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : apt-cacher
Vulnerability : missing input sanitising
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: yes
CVE ID : CAN-2005-1854

Eduard Bloch discovered a bug in apt-cacher, a caching system for Debian package and source files, that could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands on the caching host as user www-data.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain this package.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.4sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.10.

We recommend that you upgrade your apt-cacher 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 3.1 alias sarge
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/apt-cacher/apt-cacher_0.9.4sarge1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 609 36c17e1638ff520f7abdff90748286b6
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/apt-cacher/apt-cacher_0.9.4sarge1.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 50441 cc318d7cf0ced3f497db7b64a80e9544

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/apt-cacher/apt-cacher_0.9.4sarge1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 39092 33c67a2990c5e9c8c52bd20b8ce72816


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


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