Debian: DSA-1755-1: New systemtap packages fix local privilege escalation

    Date25 Mar 2009
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Erik Sjoelund discovered that a race condition in the stap tool shipped by Systemtap, an instrumentation system for Linux 2.6, allows local privilege escalation for members of the stapusr group.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1755-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
    March 25, 2009                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : systemtap
    Vulnerability  : race condition
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2009-0784
    
    Erik Sjoelund discovered that a race condition in the stap tool shipped
    by Systemtap, an instrumentation system for Linux 2.6, allows local
    privilege escalation for members of the stapusr group.
    
    The old stable distribution (etch) isn't affected.
    
    For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.0.20080705-1+lenny1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.0.20090314-2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your systemtap 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 5.0 alias lenny
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    Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
    
    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/systemtap/systemtap_0.0.20080705.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:   880805 8f14c7b79561392e7ec91187ed09f3be
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/systemtap/systemtap_0.0.20080705-1+lenny1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    12603 b08a9943746e474ed2aa6ed4bc9fc438
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/systemtap/systemtap_0.0.20080705-1+lenny1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:     1420 bfbaeb5d86bfd6876a04e562dc8c69ec
    
    amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/systemtap/systemtap_0.0.20080705-1+lenny1_amd64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1250966 d8368769f30ecaa915839a1fc937899d
    
    arm architecture (ARM)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/systemtap/systemtap_0.0.20080705-1+lenny1_arm.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1309852 7e006ca8bfa2bd36484bd25dda6dcb4c
    
    i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/systemtap/systemtap_0.0.20080705-1+lenny1_i386.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1249882 ed02a4eb92c671f18702b69df5ade6d5
    
    ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/systemtap/systemtap_0.0.20080705-1+lenny1_ia64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1441448 7da28afa66b41d81322cf5614cb9af93
    
    powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/systemtap/systemtap_0.0.20080705-1+lenny1_powerpc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1269934 3016e60eb5dbab1b617bf088d807489c
    
    s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/systemtap/systemtap_0.0.20080705-1+lenny1_s390.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1227546 9edb1baaa6a126a405674be0a9dcf12c
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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