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Debian: New chmlib packages fix denial of service

It was discovered that one of the utilities shipped with chmlib, a library for dealing with Microsoft CHM files, performs insufficient sanitising of filenames, which might lead to directory traversal. Fixed packages are available from
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1144-1                                   Moritz Muehlenhoff
August 7th, 2006              
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Package        : chmlib
Vulnerability  : missing input sanitising
Problem-Type   : local(remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2006-3178

It was discovered that one of the utilities shipped with chmlib, a
library for dealing with Microsoft CHM files, performs insufficient
sanitising of filenames, which might lead to directory traversal.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.35-6sarge3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.38-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your chmlib-bin 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:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:   368428 8fa0e692b2606a03fb51589f66a82eec

  Alpha architecture:
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  HP Precision architecture:
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  Sun Sparc architecture:
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  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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