DSA 874-1: New lynx packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 10/27/2005 11:12 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 874-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
October 27th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : lynx
Vulnerability : buffer overflow
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2005-3120

Ulf Härnhammar discovered a buffer overflow in lynx, a text-mode
browser for the WWW that can be remotely exploited. During the
handling of Asian characters when connecting to an NNTP server lynx
can be tricked to write past the boundary of a buffer which can lead
to the execution of arbitrary code.

For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.8.4.1b-3.3.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.8.5-2sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.

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

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.4.1b-3.3.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 579 117f4e3d95a601741dc672012719042c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.4.1b-3.3.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 14448 5e5d819520415baa0d91f75f0ee4f0af
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.4.1b.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 2557510 053a10f76b871e3944c11c7776da7f7a

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.4.1b-3.3_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1610266 c887b1d0598b99fe1e3f45fedaaf3321

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.4.1b-3.3_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1487698 fb290d8440ef3b2b59f10e270b1d7bb6

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.4.1b-3.3_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1442878 31da62cb1f065acc2f65f2fd4481d530

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.4.1b-3.3_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1762578 e57e52ed11ea52b55d6a5ede09b466a8

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.4.1b-3.3_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1555440 4beb62a33cc2c0f00a45e69bed8b5591

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.4.1b-3.3_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1405626 7f8d46f3d143781364337b666a55fa42

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.4.1b-3.3_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1507782 ae2ce1ddbe4855967d050a3e64e42e26

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.4.1b-3.3_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1503970 08e80c500a4d57a4e47fc45dbf0ebfe3

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.4.1b-3.3_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1491262 2b58dece4ae0a8a98b31e2f8eba40d13

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.4.1b-3.3_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1463360 1e5419b8db89374ea1c96f1219fe6e15

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.4.1b-3.3_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1492728 f4da20fe1ac83ee9adf37d49bb896c63


Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5-2sarge1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 614 e7d5a14aafd2e9775c3175e44e3f9964
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5-2sarge1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 14891 59cf146b8defbfa1b78df4306b951441
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 2984352 5f516a10596bd52c677f9bfd9579bc28

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5-2sarge1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1994554 8a9eb6cd8ee34ad17aa06b912b588659

AMD64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5-2sarge1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1881684 5afcd53828326a0cb056681047bd48e6

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5-2sarge1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1852912 de530d45ce98e68932ec4624abd67201

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5-2sarge1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1852488 ba9125c2da9c21a8bcd173ff82948a28

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5-2sarge1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 2128374 156c023772481f6e9f8629c44082c94d

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5-2sarge1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1909574 24bbbc72ab025249a3adaa7717b316ff

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5-2sarge1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1780590 449249ca3e257a33a5a9d7da16379076

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5-2sarge1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1894006 f30b06596b5ed9d881e1f3ba767aca2a

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5-2sarge1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1889486 0b650edf6ca51547aedd7c7754bbda99

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5-2sarge1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1878284 d90c1dc3fb2d5be179b827c32c14e222

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5-2sarge1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1866758 60f30f0ebd7556799e565b4411a8d429

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lynx/lynx_2.8.5-2sarge1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1861536 85c12b7bd67f9800b49ab4b6b97a1dfd


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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