Hash: SHA1

             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                     ESB-2007.1055 -- [Linux][Debian]
          New inotify-tools packages fix arbitrary code execution
                             31 December 2007


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:              inotify-tools
Publisher:            Debian
Operating System:     Linux variants
                      Debian GNU/Linux 4.0
Impact:               Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access:               Existing Account
CVE Names:            CVE-2007-5037

Original Bulletin:    http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1440

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
         platforms other than Debian. It is recommended that administrators
         running inotify check for an updated version of the software for
         their operating system.

- --------------------------BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT--------------------

Hash: SHA1

- - ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Debian Security Advisory DSA-1440-1                  security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
December 28, 2007                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
- - ------------------------------------------------------------------------

Package        : inotify-tools
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2007-5037
Debian Bug     : 443913

It was discovered that a buffer overflow in the filename processing of
the inotify-tools, a command-line interface to inotify, may lead to
the execution of arbitrary code. This only affects the internal 
library and none of the frontend tools shipped in Debian.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
version 3.3-2.

The old stable distribution (sarge) does not provide inotify-tools.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 3.11-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your inotify-tools package.

Upgrade instructions
- - --------------------

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 4.0 (stable)
- - -------------------

Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

    Size/MD5 checksum:      624 883ee55627b7becb5a9ca1a2e569281b
    Size/MD5 checksum:   369780 204ef6e0b855ec4315f4f13e2d3d1e1a
    Size/MD5 checksum:     5311 7bde9f27b0bb470a44d64b40b1e217e1

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

    Size/MD5 checksum:    51356 81b86adf6ba52bac0c463948cbbe2b49

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

    Size/MD5 checksum:    44668 b64ada55dc7a779df25b8aaf69347ef0

arm architecture (ARM)

    Size/MD5 checksum:    41972 6a7d420d5d00261ad40cc12ada606144

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

    Size/MD5 checksum:    48782 0f85ebaecd2c1449afc7c31bbf1b1ac5

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

    Size/MD5 checksum:    78260 e462da2503c92d98510647fb0c1f44eb

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

    Size/MD5 checksum:    58450 f3e9432dd2725689a945e85f4c9a6fc3

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))

    Size/MD5 checksum:    44252 d7166ae065ed439dfee037a20ce2f7eb

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))

    Size/MD5 checksum:    43936 903bb81400b5769e787a871634335188

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

    Size/MD5 checksum:    49284 145b4a75de5c8abaf38390f1f69789e0

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

    Size/MD5 checksum:    45262 9346fa472ba657b973fd7c837b94024c

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

    Size/MD5 checksum:    43658 eb008682403c08de1baa65d79f46eaa5

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

- - ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>
Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux)


- --------------------------END INCLUDED TEXT--------------------

You have received this e-mail bulletin as a result of your organisation's
registration with AusCERT. The mailing list you are subscribed to is
maintained within your organisation, so if you do not wish to continue
receiving these bulletins you should contact your local IT manager. If
you do not know who that is, please send an email to auscert@auscert.org.au
and we will forward your request to the appropriate person.

NOTE: Third Party Rights
This security bulletin is provided as a service to AusCERT's members.  As
AusCERT did not write the document quoted above, AusCERT has had no control
over its content. The decision to follow or act on information or advice
contained in this security bulletin is the responsibility of each user or
organisation, and should be considered in accordance with your organisation's
site policies and procedures. AusCERT takes no responsibility for consequences
which may arise from following or acting on information or advice contained in
this security bulletin.

NOTE: This is only the original release of the security bulletin.  It may
not be updated when updates to the original are made.  If downloading at
a later date, it is recommended that the bulletin is retrieved directly
from the author's website to ensure that the information is still current.

Contact information for the authors of the original document is included
in the Security Bulletin above.  If you have any questions or need further
information, please contact them directly.

Previous advisories and external security bulletins can be retrieved from:


If you believe that your computer system has been compromised or attacked in 
any way, we encourage you to let us know by completing the secure National IT 
Incident Reporting Form at:


Australian Computer Emergency Response Team
The University of Queensland
Qld 4072

Internet Email: auscert@auscert.org.au
Facsimile:      (07) 3365 7031
Telephone:      (07) 3365 4417 (International: +61 7 3365 4417)
                AusCERT personnel answer during Queensland business hours
                which are GMT+10:00 (AEST).
                On call after hours for member emergencies only.

Comment: http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?it=1967