Debian: luxman local root exploit

    Date07 Nov 2002
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    There is a vulnerability in LuxMan. When successfully exploited it a local attacker with read write access to the Memory, leading to a local root compromise in many ways, examples of which include scanning the file for fragments of the master password file and modifying kernel memory to re-map system calls.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 189-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    November 6th, 2002                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : luxman
    Vulnerability  : local root exploit
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: yes
    CVE Id         : CAN-2002-1245
    
    iDEFENSE reported about a vulnerability in LuxMan, a maze game for
    GNU/Linux, similar to the PacMan arcade game.  When successfully
    exploited it a local attacker with read write access to the Memory,
    leading to a local root compromise in many ways, examples of which
    include scanning the file for fragments of the master password file
    and modifying kernel memory to re-map system calls.
    
    This problem has been fixed in version 0.41-17.1 the current stable
    distribution (woody) and in version 0.41-19 for the unstable
    distribution (sid).  The old stable distribution (potato) is not
    affected since it doesn't contain a luxman package
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your luxman package immediately.
    
    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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      This package is only available for the IA-32 architecture.
    
      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/luxman/luxman_0.41-17.1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      570 6f07d15342abd605028d3cfde3dd1e6a
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/luxman/luxman_0.41-17.1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:     6955 0ede91f130be23bd67383f47e6b51ccb
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/luxman/luxman_0.41.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   268279 aa389327578e2d65f3f5035193e407cb
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/luxman/luxman_0.41-17.1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   290680 e9aa37d421068e828307ef5c816ad72d
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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    For apt-get: deb  http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp:  ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
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    Package info: `apt-cache show ' and  http://packages.debian.org/
    
    
    
    
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