Debian: New gatos packages fix arbitrary code execution

    Date17 Jan 2005
    CategoryDebian
    6580
    Posted ByJoe Shakespeare
    Erik Sjölund discovered a buffer overflow in xatitv, one of the programs in the gatos package, that is used to display video with certain ATI video cards. xatitv is installed setuid root in order to gain direct access to the video hardware.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 640-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    January 17th, 2005                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : gatos
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0016
    
    Erik Sjölund discovered a buffer overflow in xatitv, one of the
    programs in the gatos package, that is used to display video with
    certain ATI video cards.  xatitv is installed setuid root in order to
    gain direct access to the video hardware.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.0.5-6woody3.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.0.5-15.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your gatos 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 3.0 alias woody
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      Source archives:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gatos/gatos_0.0.5-6woody3.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      629 0005020205c97ebd6f2efdf146846c15
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gatos/gatos_0.0.5-6woody3.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    40976 34933c1e1da0fbb172ab919e23b68e02
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gatos/gatos_0.0.5.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   483916 9c16631afc933bde6f5d5e1421efddb7
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gatos/gatos_0.0.5-6woody3_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   148110 2d2e9c2ba2d429175cab205c6ce6860d
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gatos/libgatos-dev_0.0.5-6woody3_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   109748 4c1d0a17839934a2c818e314c5d7d3b2
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gatos/libgatos0_0.0.5-6woody3_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    75460 bc27c6c2ec12dab3b6b3e164ee8f05f2
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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