Debian: New debian-goodies packages fix privilege escalation

    Date24 Mar 2008
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Thomas de Grenier de Latour discovered that the checkrestart tool in the debian-goodies suite of utilities, allowed local users to gain privileges via shell metacharacters in the name of the executable file for a running process.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1527-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                          Thijs Kinkhorst
    March 24, 2008                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : debian-goodies
    Vulnerability  : insufficient input sanitising
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: yes
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2007-3912
    Debian Bug     : 440411
    
    Thomas de Grenier de Latour discovered that the checkrestart tool in the
    debian-goodies suite of utilities, allowed local users to gain privileges
    via shell metacharacters in the name of the executable file for a running
    process.
    
    For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.27+etch1.
    
    For the old stable distribution (sarge), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.23+sarge1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.34.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your debian-goodies 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 3.1 alias sarge
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    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/d/debian-goodies/debian-goodies_0.23+sarge1.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    11779 e0834e7e962fabc65362a60c73362585
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/d/debian-goodies/debian-goodies_0.23+sarge1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      819 37eb124fef7c9897ea41ec861ec740ff
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/d/debian-goodies/debian-goodies_0.23+sarge1_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    22488 c8bc8eab12c7e3f29e53f4172ee837a4
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/d/debian-goodies/debian-goodies_0.27+etch1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      836 8653d033f9e6b9f0949fab2cc1813970
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/d/debian-goodies/debian-goodies_0.27+etch1.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    28708 089ff8f154eb3fe4bc47dd85f1581a65
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/d/debian-goodies/debian-goodies_0.27+etch1_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    36868 2739973911e8b0d9ec12559507f6a708
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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