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Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2006 20:50:15 +0100
From: Moritz Muehlenhoff <>
Subject: [SECURITY] [DSA 1228-1] New elinks packages fix
	arbitrary shell command execution

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1228-1                                   Moritz Muehlenhoff
December 5th, 2006            
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Package        : elinks
Vulnerability  : insufficient escaping
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2006-5925
Debian Bug     : 399188

Teemu Salmela discovered that the elinks character mode web browser
performs insufficient sanitising of smb:// URIs, which might lead to the
execution of arbitrary shell commands.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.10.4-7.1.

For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) this problem has been
fixed in version 0.11.1-1.2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.11.1-1.2.

We recommend that you upgrade your elinks 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:      855 f57923819fa4fce0caca333fb49a08cb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    25157 611bbe8d6abbdec32944915213b3ffea
      Size/MD5 checksum:  3533243 d97d1755f9553a3f5c68a3fe420c6a7c

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1439074 2db129d65122955bd31c6a62700f0843
      Size/MD5 checksum:   764102 0654e01c0d5ee49ddb8d24e01d4bd220

  AMD64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1364322 aa61b139f250715d1e9cb1725bfa7938
      Size/MD5 checksum:   706090 18b9ebad31887943c0f54aebd0b355d6

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1314146 21885ec226e0eef970c24d0bda2c087c
      Size/MD5 checksum:   664026 f7c2193f6a4a68a090aabafdb7297d1b

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1376592 3cda3866a1e2fcf13e702e789ed075df
      Size/MD5 checksum:   714314 9e491abd147dc046a3702269d9cd0d1b

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1325060 0c438d6afad2fbd82f37fb2a92d2e109
      Size/MD5 checksum:   671640 d448bedeaefc0de24d256a862401da14

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1536618 c68927923c69e4d51e35df3bbca94736
      Size/MD5 checksum:   838730 9b10a09bb38f156ab2392774e123ca34

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1282356 ce4945f7b57906ee710bc0fb1fc23d04
      Size/MD5 checksum:   639332 7e01f8968d3d7c3539164bcd5ddfe390

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1368274 72ad629b2802e1027517694a38c923e2
      Size/MD5 checksum:   711436 8fc708e7101e00c668ba06247f851012

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1365494 de193ce83bc57ee5544410d306d563c4
      Size/MD5 checksum:   709948 5f8a7bfba56f7c99f2318f7cb4bde8bb

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1351744 9fb15425d622021fc9d5aeb23a70077d
      Size/MD5 checksum:   692324 dc7a80d14cd4ec9b9f0ad66a0ff4d9ec

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1358028 f2d57e3e90678e07239b24c76462e3e4
      Size/MD5 checksum:   707938 488e81b960f0cb8521e59d043039e6df

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1328470 f1430b94811c29d5e05ec9166d73884b
      Size/MD5 checksum:   672116 5db368ec717809649fe9c6cc590a0eb6

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

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