Debian: buffer overflow in 'slashem'

    Date12 Jun 2003
    CategoryDebian
    2200
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    The slashem package is vulnerable to a buffer overflow exploited via a long '-s' command line option. This vulnerability could be used by an attacker to gain gid 'games' on a system where slashem is installed.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 316-2                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
    June 11th, 2003                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : slashem
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id         : CAN-2003-0358
    
    The slashem package is vulnerable to a buffer overflow exploited via a
    long '-s' command line option.  This vulnerability could be used by an
    attacker to gain gid 'games' on a system where slashem is installed.
    
    Note that slashem does not contain the file permission problem
    CAN-2003-0359, addressed in nethack in DSA-316-1.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
    version 0.0.6E4F8-4.0woody3.
    
    For the old stable distribution (potato) problem xxx has been fixed in
    version 0.0.5E7-3potato1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems are fixed in
    version 0.0.6E4F8-6.
    
    We recommend that you update your slashem 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 GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
    ---------------------------------
    
      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slashem/slashem_0.0.5E7-3potato1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      646 c1260aec0e4482acf4f92a50a339aeb2
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slashem/slashem_0.0.5E7-3potato1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    18514 cf58b260c973a4904ca17585364f9479
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slashem/slashem_0.0.5E7.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:  3417627 fb572487b96b31af79b53f6d8fc5d0ea
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slashem/slashem_0.0.5E7-3potato1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1407622 befbf1f68b7f09e84d13336867e7ef05
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slashem/slashem_0.0.5E7-3potato1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1166174 5f375d78fbee11fb197cc18b2c1b6035
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slashem/slashem_0.0.5E7-3potato1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1069950 b631b6f9ff0b11eeb6b2d3c337dc42b6
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slashem/slashem_0.0.5E7-3potato1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1021770 1b7197100e7c59e108b02d4f9fd2c832
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slashem/slashem_0.0.5E7-3potato1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1151790 1cfe94de576794a4f4ae31a51f2cb48d
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slashem/slashem_0.0.5E7-3potato1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1172080 0f42ad8b59d725dc637d36cc792f1cfd
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
    --------------------------------
    
      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slashem/slashem_0.0.6E4F8-4.0woody3.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      671 6e0378a87cfb1eb63b584da9f7ebee00
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slashem/slashem_0.0.6E4F8-4.0woody3.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    13165 2f698a1a083465bbfd1f875f9875ecdc
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slashem/slashem_0.0.6E4F8.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:  4331015 2abd847d4f5fc426d6c7ed5a97b0de99
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slashem/slashem_0.0.6E4F8-4.0woody3_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1868864 9e59db9dffbc4fdb3973775236b56b2d
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slashem/slashem_0.0.6E4F8-4.0woody3_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1576768 9bd2470960f06c7b404e10fbdc70f7e3
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slashem/slashem_0.0.6E4F8-4.0woody3_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1465086 bf5fda3a71bf45ea444006a45d43ee5d
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slashem/slashem_0.0.6E4F8-4.0woody3_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  2125556 8c1e66316b4b03ec74389b1da3fe2cc8
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slashem/slashem_0.0.6E4F8-4.0woody3_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1714032 6944f94947bce488e1331cf3acdcf738
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slashem/slashem_0.0.6E4F8-4.0woody3_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1411706 9caae66305fdb6e82afaf93442ea96af
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slashem/slashem_0.0.6E4F8-4.0woody3_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1628620 cc0c4fedd449ce5f80349ea3ad816ec8
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slashem/slashem_0.0.6E4F8-4.0woody3_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1632522 e6b46c75fa17fe82c0791868371a6db6
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slashem/slashem_0.0.6E4F8-4.0woody3_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1574996 9085a3b1e5708599f8ec9e62693977d8
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slashem/slashem_0.0.6E4F8-4.0woody3_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1549104 829ed8bd7743d2eeae4e17392faad905
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slashem/slashem_0.0.6E4F8-4.0woody3_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1596788 f6474b287da991a0426c83710862c249
    
    These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on its
    next revision.
    
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