Debian: 'modutils' vulnerability

    Date22 Nov 2000
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Sebastian Krahmer raised an issue in modutils.
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    Debian Security Advisory                             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                           Martin Schulze
    November 22, 2000
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    Package        : modutils
    Problem type   : local buffer overflow
    Debian-specific: no
    Sebastian Krahmer raised an issue in modutils.  In an ideal world
    modprobe should trust the kernel to only pass valid parameters to
    modprobe.  However he has found at least one local root exploit
    because high level kernel code passed unverified parameters direct
    from the user to modprobe.  So modprobe no longer trusts kernel input
    and switches to a safemode.
    This problem has been fixed in version 2.3.11-13.1 and we recommend
    that you upgrade your modutils packages immediately.
    This problem does not exist in the big elvis package.
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    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink
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      Slink is no longer being supported by the Debian Security Team.  We
      highly recommend an upgrade to the current stable release.
    Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
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      Potato was released for the Alpha, ARM, Intel ia32, Motorola 680x0,
      PowerPC and Sun Sparc architectures.  Fixes are available for all of
      them and will be included in 2.2r2.
      Source archives:
          MD5 checksum: fd65f6fb5554031fe9ffa4d0e000e8b2
          MD5 checksum: 2aa5e5932211f4d799ae302013410e5e
      Alpha architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 6e4d54d87129ff14cbb667c69454bf0f
      ARM architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 12d4bd14fbc6f5bea5e399e886fef1bd
      Intel ia32 architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 14c86f702cfed261eb65fdcecaab9c4e
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 41579a25f953981cc3148aee14699145
      PowerPC architecture:
          MD5 checksum: b551d48435268e338e673f21f08d997d
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          MD5 checksum: a96dee6c2525ac409bd3c58c711133fe
      These files will be moved into*/binary-$arch/ soon.
    Debian GNU/Linux Unstable alias woody
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      This version of Debian is not yet released.
      Fixes will be made available for Alpha, ARM, Intel ia32, Motorola
      680x0, PowerPC, and Sun Sparc in the Debian archive over the next
      several days.
    For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
    directory$arch/ .
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