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Debian alert DSA-1240-1 (links2)

From:  Steve Kemp <>
Subject:  [SECURITY] [DSA-1240-1] New links2 packages fix arbitrary shell command execution
Date:  Thu, 21 Dec 2006 10:12:20 +0000

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 - ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Debian Security Advisory DSA-1240-1 Steve Kemp December 21, 2006 - ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Package : links2 Vulnerability : insufficient escaping Problem type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE Id(s) : CVE-2006-5925 Debian Bug : 400718 Teemu Salmela discovered that the links2 character mode web browser performs insufficient sanitising of smb:// URIs, which might lead to the execution of arbitrary shell commands. For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 2.1pre16-1sarge1. For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in version 2.1pre26-1. For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 2.1pre26-1. We recommend that you upgrade your links2 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 3.1 (stable) - ------------------- Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, m68k, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc. Source archives: Size/MD5 checksum: 28658 a83c79990bbfb6f9ec26d737f767ee90 Size/MD5 checksum: 4217483 7baf4fc20cc244d80ead21cebff07d89 Size/MD5 checksum: 841 ed4853334b7eebef055271df06cdcd7a alpha architecture (DEC Alpha) Size/MD5 checksum: 2110324 b3633fddb199c45339d3837bb0a519a0 amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64)) Size/MD5 checksum: 2040922 5fb402e6a833709741d20238346c7597 arm architecture (ARM) Size/MD5 checksum: 1996004 c7c79ddcb82d5758668ed71d74b9685f i386 architecture (Intel ia32) Size/MD5 checksum: 1997426 4c1ef611e31c57583f7471653962a84a m68k architecture (Motorola Mc680x0) Size/MD5 checksum: 1904084 e5c777a07eaa88f4367b51d88c556a14 mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian)) Size/MD5 checksum: 2034596 22854de6eaf3aa1e392291760e85e5e8 These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on its next update. - --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For apt-get: deb stable/updates main For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main Mailing list: Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and<pkg> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.1 (GNU/Linux) iD8DBQFFil26wM/Gs81MDZ0RAvPPAJ9cxthVIvv2w2UmXuzhiiPR21aOjgCgo7J8 vA5Gql5VNhz4zm/QV5K4pig= =JT/Q -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact

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