Debian: New hf packages fix execution of arbitrary code

    Date22 Nov 2008
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Steve Kemp discovered that hf, an amateur-radio protocol suite using a soundcard as a modem, insecurely tried to execute an external command which could lead to the elevation of privileges for local users.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1668-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                               Steve Kemp
    November 22, 2008                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : hf
    Vulnerability  : programming error
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-2378
    Debian Bug     : 504182
    
    Steve Kemp discovered that hf, an amateur-radio protocol suite using 
    a soundcard as a modem, insecurely tried to execute an external command
    which could lead to the elevation of privileges for local users.
    
    For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version
    0.7.3-4etch1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.8-8.1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your hf 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 4.0 alias etch
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    Debian (stable)
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    Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
    
    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hf/hf_0.7.3-4etch1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    48134 aedcfbf8d991ebee97c1b1a57f677c32
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hf/hf_0.7.3.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:   776437 78d855ea6fccdd5fd1d1ee19d2fd5ea1
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hf/hf_0.7.3-4etch1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      665 c225ea8d68cac81421a85f960c26942c
    
    alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hf/hf_0.7.3-4etch1_alpha.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   734206 5bd691c27b46f64ce98c68a48e0798ab
    
    amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hf/hf_0.7.3-4etch1_amd64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   690954 c966ca05f946b97569b38c9dccc7a80f
    
    arm architecture (ARM)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hf/hf_0.7.3-4etch1_arm.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   664202 aad2e7d38d7b6724f2e842e8048bf840
    
    hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hf/hf_0.7.3-4etch1_hppa.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   731050 412d07e8cf470eba24b4a63994d3bb76
    
    i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hf/hf_0.7.3-4etch1_i386.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   656534 10eaf8da9cd5deaa7fc0cc655df9e28c
    
    ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hf/hf_0.7.3-4etch1_ia64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   898636 2caa75fb4af2f56bd5ccfbf5b0387368
    
    mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hf/hf_0.7.3-4etch1_mips.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   705444 f41f671e6fc8a5980566c261dc3a6ee9
    
    mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hf/hf_0.7.3-4etch1_mipsel.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   698476 6e9465ba686b513e22a023f31d4f8980
    
    powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hf/hf_0.7.3-4etch1_powerpc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   689566 3a6b281bb7a0fc7ae0d9bdba1e40dff6
    
    s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hf/hf_0.7.3-4etch1_s390.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   661218 315d7ac125355a89b4a6e253a6fb0172
    
    sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hf/hf_0.7.3-4etch1_sparc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   656572 86bb446f37a7801a26859d3db1a177c5
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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