Debian: freesweep Buffer overflow vulnerability

    Date28 Sep 2003
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Steve Kemp discovered a buffer overflow in freesweep, when processingseveral environment variables. This vulnerability could be exploitedby a local user to gain gid 'games'.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 391-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
                              Matt Zimmerman
    September 28th, 2003               
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    Package        : freesweep
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Ids        : CAN-2003-0828
    Steve Kemp discovered a buffer overflow in freesweep, when processing
    several environment variables.  This vulnerability could be exploited
    by a local user to gain gid 'games'.
    For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed
    in version 0.88-4woody1.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
    We recommend that you update your freesweep 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:
          Size/MD5 checksum:      604 3b4fcb708f68923f54b4e6e9a75cdf2f
          Size/MD5 checksum:    23476 8aa97d3f8d182be549621937a1de34a7
          Size/MD5 checksum:    72711 cfcbe96ee572d4e737da3166f20c3f85
      Alpha architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    41584 a80ee65d7609074a5fd0bb72a89d35c8
      ARM architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    35648 42e0fea755cf1de15b96b6441bbca232
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    35920 f4d5a64504e5f47aecd81178826c9386
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    49758 b85c448dc51c6abf177287064e458ec2
      HP Precision architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    40832 da4299857ed94f24e99581fc8aa7c55b
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    33690 edf0a457199e07e44c3c7b787ab50466
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    37940 2a33af6b5b6fc76e67708768492d4e10
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    37982 3a106328946d6115590228df1112e8b3
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    36332 03da264cc52ea053cfa19c96ee0a56dd
      IBM S/390 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    36576 25ba7c0f70f83c2081b7b47a74b3b579
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    38638 f59794b6e93379516b6a2b979b4a2db8
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
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