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Debian: New iproute packages fix denial of service

Herbert Xu reported that local users could cause a denial of service against iproute, a set of tools for controlling networking in Linux kernels. iproute uses the netlink interface to communicate with the kernel, but failed to verify that the messages it received came from the kernel (rather than from other user processes). Fixed packages are available from security.debian.org.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 492-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
April 18th, 2004                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : iproute
Vulnerability  : denial of service
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids        : CAN-2003-0856
Debian Bug     : 242994

Herbert Xu reported that local users could cause a denial of service
against iproute, a set of tools for controlling networking in Linux
kernels.  iproute uses the netlink interface to communicate with the
kernel, but failed to verify that the messages it received came from
the kernel (rather than from other user processes).

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
fixed in version 20010824-8woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you update your iproute 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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  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/iproute/iproute_20010824-8woody1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      583 4ddfda116fcaa5670bd0a395ce62c249
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/iproute/iproute_20010824-8woody1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    30926 818c356e9a703804987a99452a5cb5bf
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/iproute/iproute_20010824.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   140139 b05a4e375d9468be3a1dd3f0e83daee8

  Alpha architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/iproute/iproute_20010824-8woody1_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   535862 84d99c4199f8ae7eab695f8e06a9de6b

  ARM architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/iproute/iproute_20010824-8woody1_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   509116 d4e7b52ca059ab99b67a9f01e07ccb1e

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/iproute/iproute_20010824-8woody1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   499718 194a49253bf81cdcf702f935e2b35534

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/iproute/iproute_20010824-8woody1_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   570038 180ddee3ed7373989d54a2b3783c58f2

  HP Precision architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/iproute/iproute_20010824-8woody1_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   525956 30b521f7417acb9150cd2b79f065734d

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/iproute/iproute_20010824-8woody1_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   489736 196339f8c47b861aff2c110e5405ecc1

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/iproute/iproute_20010824-8woody1_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   512874 2781925dd48d9bb9cb8b948e397b2947

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/iproute/iproute_20010824-8woody1_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   513570 b61d21209d3cd1bf6b828396ef347676

  PowerPC architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/iproute/iproute_20010824-8woody1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   507942 cfa15b75474d3faa2bdaeb1b3c399d99

  IBM S/390 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/iproute/iproute_20010824-8woody1_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   503396 13e689f21473365267f7f73b44b05c2f

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/iproute/iproute_20010824-8woody1_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   515030 fbc32ebc11a4cb14b98154b6cb257c8c

  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 ' and http://packages.debian.org/
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