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Debian: New debian-goodies packages fix privilege escalation

Date 24 Mar 2008
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Posted By LinuxSecurity 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.
https://www.debian.org/security/                          Thijs Kinkhorst
March 24, 2008                        https://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:

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/d/debian-goodies/debian-goodies_0.23+sarge1.tar.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:    11779 e0834e7e962fabc65362a60c73362585
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/d/debian-goodies/debian-goodies_0.23+sarge1.dsc
    Size/MD5 checksum:      819 37eb124fef7c9897ea41ec861ec740ff

Architecture independent packages:

  https://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:

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/d/debian-goodies/debian-goodies_0.27+etch1.dsc
    Size/MD5 checksum:      836 8653d033f9e6b9f0949fab2cc1813970
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/d/debian-goodies/debian-goodies_0.27+etch1.tar.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:    28708 089ff8f154eb3fe4bc47dd85f1581a65

Architecture independent packages:

  https://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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