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[SECURITY] [DSA 1694-2] New xterm packages fix regression



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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1694-2                  security@xxxxxxxxxx
http://www.debian.org/security/                           Florian Weimer
January 06, 2009                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : xterm
Vulnerability  : design flaw
Problem type   : local (remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-2383
Debian Bug     : 510030

The xterm update in DSA-1694-1 disabled font changing as a precaution.
However, users reported that they need this feature.  The update in this
DSA makes font shifting through escape sequences configurable, using a
new allowFontOps X resource, and unconditionally enables font changing
through keyboard sequences.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
version 222-1etch4.

For the testing distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 235-2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 238-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your xterm 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 4.0 alias etch
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Source archives:

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xterm/xterm_222.orig.tar.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:   802986 bb77882a33083632a9c6c9de004a54fb
  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xterm/xterm_222-1etch4.diff.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:    62608 acdbe0c106d90113e928b74c0fadd671
  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xterm/xterm_222-1etch4.dsc
    Size/MD5 checksum:     1123 28cd750577ddd92fe4806385758a4f4a

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xterm/xterm_222-1etch4_alpha.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   438792 83ff3b4478eb19fb1924a492d461da15

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xterm/xterm_222-1etch4_amd64.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   417496 b2a1d139d6dec04ed090a931b7cac542

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xterm/xterm_222-1etch4_hppa.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   423078 4edd0ffec0c3c0f0fb94c17675dc3998

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xterm/xterm_222-1etch4_i386.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   406764 b22526bdba3a5013a7e218c64497efe4

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xterm/xterm_222-1etch4_ia64.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   510656 708c1978c6cb406a39d7506a490df2a3

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xterm/xterm_222-1etch4_mips.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   429132 86547da89a11b4d9ef734a5586f38e90

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xterm/xterm_222-1etch4_mipsel.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   426508 3a875826919674e5833ec9687b922e03

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xterm/xterm_222-1etch4_powerpc.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   410788 51f94ca70632508db0a7e02b52ce7d3e

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xterm/xterm_222-1etch4_s390.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   423080 a73fa4e7aadaa0195772fee4791be0d2

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xterm/xterm_222-1etch4_sparc.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   411298 bc504d1dec3695fb614563c7e8f629bb


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

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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@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>
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