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[SECURITY] [DSA 529-1] New netkit-telnet-ssl package fixes format string vulnerability
From: debian-security-announce () lists debian org
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2004 20:31:58 -0700

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 529-1                     security () debian org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
July 17th, 2004                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : netkit-telnet-ssl
Vulnerability  : format string
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids        : CAN-2004-0640

b0f discovered a format string vulnerability in netkit-telnet-ssl
which could potentially allow a remote attacker to cause the execution
of arbitrary code with the privileges of the telnet daemon (the
'telnetd' user by default).

For the current stable distribution (woody), this problem has been
fixed in version 0.17.17+0.1-2woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.17.24+0.1-2.

We recommend that you update your netkit-telnet-ssl 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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  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next revision.

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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 <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>
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