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gopher - buffer overflows

Debian Security Advisory

DSA-387-1 gopher -- buffer overflows

Date Reported:
18 Sep 2003
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CAN-2003-0805.
More information:

gopherd, a gopher server from the University of Minnesota, contains a number of buffer overflows which could be exploited by a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the gopherd process (the "gopher" user by default).

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 3.0.3woody1.

This program has been removed from the unstable distribution (sid). gopherd is deprecated, and users are recommended to use PyGopherd instead.

We recommend that you update your gopherd package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
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.

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