[Full-Disclosure] [SECURITY] [DSA 294-1] New gkrellm-newsticker packages fix DoS and arbitrary command execution

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Date: 04/23/03

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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 294-1 security@debian.org
    http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
    April 23rd, 2003 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package : gkrellm-newsticker
    Vulnerability : missing quoting, incomplete parser
    Problem-Type : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Ids : CAN-2003-0205 CAN-2003-0206

    Brian Campbell discovered two security-related problems in
    gkrellm-newsticker, a plugin for the gkrellm system monitor program,
    which provides a news ticker from RDF feeds. The Common
    Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following
    problems:

    CAN-2003-0205

      It can launch a web browser of the user's choice when the ticker
      title is clicked by using the URI given by the feed. However,
      special shell characters are not properly escaped enabling a
      malicious feed to execute arbitrary shell commands on the clients
      machine.

    CAN-2003-0206

      It crashes the entire gkrellm system on feeds where link or title
      elements are not entirely on a single line. A malicious server
      could therefore craft a denial of service.

    For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
    version 0.3-3.1

    The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected since it doesn't
    contain gkrellm-newsticker packages.

    For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems is not yet fixed.

    We recommend that you upgrade your gkrellm-newsticker 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/g/gkrellm-newsticker/gkrellm-newsticker_0.3-3.1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum: 736 48df0aef0622167773057cd7bf0fd17f
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gkrellm-newsticker/gkrellm-newsticker_0.3-3.1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum: 2468 bc17c9c128b8a2550f7812dae9f4b163
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gkrellm-newsticker/gkrellm-newsticker_0.3.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum: 25849 41a647c4671f6801ed9b3a3de7d414ca

      Alpha architecture:

        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gkrellm-newsticker/gkrellm-newsticker_0.3-3.1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 43506 47726e8c350b581bbf453f5d5c231dbd

      ARM architecture:

        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gkrellm-newsticker/gkrellm-newsticker_0.3-3.1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 37756 addfe4f87f35f0243a83b0e5e9286646

      Intel IA-32 architecture:

        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gkrellm-newsticker/gkrellm-newsticker_0.3-3.1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 36030 48cc15c0da005d6b53757dfcee318dd0

      Intel IA-64 architecture:

        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gkrellm-newsticker/gkrellm-newsticker_0.3-3.1_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 47160 f195d6caee4c186ed2ee6921eb454daa

      HP Precision architecture:

        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gkrellm-newsticker/gkrellm-newsticker_0.3-3.1_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 43974 5140d9e63e1647ff314c0c4044ddd4d3

      Motorola 680x0 architecture:

        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gkrellm-newsticker/gkrellm-newsticker_0.3-3.1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 42164 3a2f0b85e3c7d6ee741c121f719c33ad

      Big endian MIPS architecture:

        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gkrellm-newsticker/gkrellm-newsticker_0.3-3.1_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 36786 84ba4b61bd0c3c32459829a27ed1b010

      Little endian MIPS architecture:

        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gkrellm-newsticker/gkrellm-newsticker_0.3-3.1_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 35532 ead6c8290f38890b11188406c990180d

      PowerPC architecture:

        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gkrellm-newsticker/gkrellm-newsticker_0.3-3.1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 41210 cb1ee388ea55ce2d4e5e7d7f2af1cf52

      IBM S/390 architecture:

        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gkrellm-newsticker/gkrellm-newsticker_0.3-3.1_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 42644 1c1bc26dcf280c12df5785c6ba6afe24

      Sun Sparc architecture:

        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gkrellm-newsticker/gkrellm-newsticker_0.3-3.1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 39512 4a731f1d3ff438ab0d8b2fd3852a45a0

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

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