DSA 942-1: New albatross packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 01/16/2006 10:12 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 942-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
January 16th, 2006 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : albatross
Vulnerability : design error
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2006-0044

A design error has been discovered in the Albatross web application
toolkit that causes user supplied data to be used as part of template
execution and hence arbitrary code execution.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain albatross packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.20-2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.33-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your albatross 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/albatross/albatross_1.20-2.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 811 bdc42f9d146375eae49563994ffa00da
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/albatross/albatross_1.20-2.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 9513 4e09703a232782c11e98fd5685a3b182
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/albatross/albatross_1.20.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 256090 64c9e7357e51f85d228f17b2ea7ef9c9

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/albatross/python-albatross-common_1.20-2_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 43444 0ccf06411a6e62cb82d3f3ff40eaee02
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/albatross/python-albatross-doc_1.20-2_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 500358 3ec346e1aba3a6d94db2ab653b61d397
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/albatross/python-albatross_1.20-2_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 36530 f2cb88df2c0dfab3dc2b406cf502d021
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/albatross/python2.2-albatross_1.20-2_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 67432 8d16e01aea38756d0c3182b455b15d8c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/albatross/python2.3-albatross_1.20-2_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 67440 f0dcff96941c1171d78bab7d172e74d7


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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