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ESB-2005.0605 -- Debian Security Advisory DSA 772-1 -- New apt-cacher package fixes arbitrary command execution

Date: 03 August 2005

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            ESB-2005.0605 -- Debian Security Advisory DSA 772-1
         New apt-cacher package fixes arbitrary command execution
                               3 August 2005


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           apt-cacher
Publisher:         Debian
Operating System:  Debian GNU/Linux 3.1
Impact:            Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access:            Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-1854

Original Bulletin:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 772-1                                        Martin Schulze
August 3rd, 2005              
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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:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      609 36c17e1638ff520f7abdff90748286b6
      Size/MD5 checksum:    50441 cc318d7cf0ced3f497db7b64a80e9544

  Architecture independent components:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    39092 33c67a2990c5e9c8c52bd20b8ce72816

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

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and<pkg>

Version: GnuPG v1.4.1 (GNU/Linux)


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