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    Debian: calife Buffer overflow vulnernability

    Date 12 Mar 2004
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Overflow allows users with any specific superuser privileges in /etc/calife.auth to gain general superuser privileges.
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 461-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Matt Zimmerman
    March 11th, 2004               
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    Package        : calife
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Ids        : CAN-2004-0188
    Debian bug     : 235157
    Calife, a program which provides super user privileges to specific
    users, was found to contain a buffer overflow related to the
    getpass(3) library function.  A local attacker could potentially
    exploit this vulnerability, given knowledge of a local user's password
    and the presence of at least one entry in /etc/calife.auth, to execute
    arbitrary code with root privileges.
    For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
    fixed in version 2.8.4c-1woody1.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.8.6-1.
    We recommend that you update your calife 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 3.0 alias woody
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      Source archives:
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      Alpha architecture:
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      ARM architecture:
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      Intel IA-32 architecture:
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      Intel IA-64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    26084 b77f33b501c0402c6882922431161ba3
      HP Precision architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    22922 620682272cbacd5dae78f2842555265c
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    22208 7f904162126847bd6cdedb536321841f
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    22658 2b6f0cf00246471330f2297fd747d63b
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    22614 a5228887a678ff52d1a68e03df4d7f56
      PowerPC architecture:
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      IBM S/390 architecture:
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      Sun Sparc architecture:
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      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
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