Debian: 'libpam-smb' vulnerability |

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Debian Security Advisory                             [email protected]                            Michael Stone
September 11, 2000
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Package: libpam-smb
Vulnerability: remote root exploit
Debian-specific: no

libpam-smb contains a buffer overflow that can be used to execute
arbitrary commands with root privilege. libpam-smb was not shipped with
Debian 2.1 (slink), but was included in Debian 2.2 (potato).

A fixed version of libpam-smb is available in version 1.1.6-1 for Debian
2.2 (potato). We recommend upgrading your libpam-smb immediately.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink
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  Debian 2.1 did not include libpam-smb.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
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  Potato was released for the alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc
  architectures. At this moment packages  for m68k are not yet
  available. As soon as they are ready we will put them online and
  list them on the security pages at

  Source archives:
      MD5 checksum: 6105db037fe3503c04cba3e08150c448
      MD5 checksum: c83845843024a062c692c2c0d5887485
      MD5 checksum: 7d18363b7ab932f852f670b4aeed1283

  Alpha architecture:
      MD5 checksum: bc93244ff451f7c14e194d538eacef04

  ARM architecture:
      MD5 checksum: f2ae975ab2916376466d7a23bbc4dc66

  Intel ia32 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: c4e884fd29c7e726b85d636a8f22688c

  PowerPC architecture:
      MD5 checksum: cd4731e20045da27eac56a64b5feab63

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 71759e4ae9bfd4d1cc3788869084f10f

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory$arch/ .

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Debian: 'libpam-smb' vulnerability

September 12, 2000
libpam-smb contains a buffer overflow that can be used to execute arbitrary commands with root privilege.



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