Debian: leksbot improper setuid-root execution

    Date06 May 2003
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Due to a packaging error, the program /usr/bin/KATAXWR was inadvertently installed setuid root.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 299-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Matt Zimmerman
    May 6th, 2003                  
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    Package        : leksbot
    Vulnerability  : improper setuid-root execution
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: yes
    Maurice Massar discovered that, due to a packaging error, the program
    /usr/bin/KATAXWR was inadvertently installed setuid root.  This
    program was not designed to run setuid, and contained multiple
    vulnerabilities which could be exploited to gain root privileges.
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.2-3.1.
    The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain a leksbot
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.2-5.
    We recommend that you update your leksbot 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:      577 759aa0713d4f7b013a079f1626bd5cc4
          Size/MD5 checksum:     3057 66f10753677699aca83250096e72e9b3
          Size/MD5 checksum:    46440 24011cfeb132d4498eca1006c5f2781d
      Alpha architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    56260 91b9b0da8d67c907a60af95d8a4054d1
      ARM architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    53778 0fc4c2932cc2da3836926f0b436b493e
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    53896 ebca7805ce1b96dcba719a8dcf173999
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    55548 0d497081ffa4f4c7e868bceae5e941be
      HP Precision architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    54688 b34bf7355d5be83596f445aeb7f0d07c
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    53812 e6b6422a1bbd38c03a662d7452a6682f
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    54116 81f5e3775bed2907939c023771c863a0
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    54098 6d856a3a98b751b9ab191f0797b83556
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    54022 d8dc441cd826e18ab80b2719894dd06d
      IBM S/390 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    54370 35e5441499d07080b682368d5d5a10cc
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    57252 21fc8189326e1bbf1c12e833f94c6cb4
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
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