Debian Security Advisory

DSA-717-1 lsh-utils -- buffer overflow, typo

Date Reported:
27 Apr 2005
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 211662.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2003-0826, CVE-2005-0814.
More information:

Several security relevant problems have been discovered in lsh, the alternative secure shell v2 (SSH2) protocol server. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following vulnerabilities:

  • CAN-2003-0826

    Bennett Todd discovered a heap buffer overflow in lshd which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

  • CAN-2005-0814

    Niels Möller discovered a denial of service condition in lshd.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 1.2.5-2woody3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 2.0.1-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your lsh-server package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Architecture-independent component:
Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64: Package does not build anymore and hence cannot be updated.
Motorola 680x0:
Big endian MIPS:
Little endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.