Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1705-1 netatalk -- missing input sanitising

Date Reported:
15 Jan 2009
Affected Packages:
netatalk
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 510585.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2008-5718.
More information:

It was discovered that netatalk, an implementation of the AppleTalk suite, is affected by a command injection vulnerability when processing PostScript streams via papd. This could lead to the execution of arbitrary code. Please note that this only affects installations that are configured to use a pipe command in combination with wildcard symbols substituted with values of the printed job.

For the stable distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in version 2.0.3-4+etch1.

For the upcoming stable distribution (lenny) this problem has been fixed in version 2.0.3-11+lenny1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 2.0.4~beta2-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your netatalk package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (etch)

Source:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.0.3-4+etch1.diff.gz
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.0.3.orig.tar.gz
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.0.3-4+etch1.dsc
Alpha:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.0.3-4+etch1_alpha.deb
AMD64:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.0.3-4+etch1_amd64.deb
ARM:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.0.3-4+etch1_arm.deb
HP Precision:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.0.3-4+etch1_hppa.deb
Intel IA-32:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.0.3-4+etch1_i386.deb
Intel IA-64:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.0.3-4+etch1_ia64.deb
Big-endian MIPS:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.0.3-4+etch1_mips.deb
Little-endian MIPS:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.0.3-4+etch1_mipsel.deb
PowerPC:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.0.3-4+etch1_powerpc.deb
IBM S/390:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.0.3-4+etch1_s390.deb
Sun Sparc:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.0.3-4+etch1_sparc.deb

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