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Debian: New ppxp packages fix local root exploit

Date 04 Jul 2005
Posted By Joe Shakespeare
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 725-2                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
July 4th, 2005                
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Package        : ppxp
Vulnerability  : missing privilege release
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0392

Jens Steube discovered that ppxp, yet another PPP program, does not
release root privileges when opening potentially user supplied log
files.  This can be tricked into opening a root shell.

For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
fixed in version 0.2001080415-6woody1 (DSA 725-1).

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.2001080415-10sarge2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.2001080415-11.

We recommend that you upgrade your ppxp 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:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:     8957 ed343f25afa1ade81217f8b315d25e96
      Size/MD5 checksum:   426444 35dc6007ee4eafa9685f5e1e695a1464

  Alpha architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    63084 2214812bc3da14f06d992322ca9f15d2
      Size/MD5 checksum:    76728 7b2ff4bc2208e1a93f9d123c2c31cc4a

  ARM architecture:
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  Intel IA-32 architecture:
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  Intel IA-64 architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    82972 efb913c2bf338a52637cc82c97327a88

  HP Precision architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    69424 d80e5e19b63973e4f80c39ad3233e5a8
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    69866 b68592ad39a9284257f5fc49de8cab1f

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    64214 bf06732df6fc3229f8965f59beca5101
      Size/MD5 checksum:    58110 46bb2da34671c0d32d1f4d32dc770ec6
      Size/MD5 checksum:    60158 f386258d996efae327a9fa8fca820a17

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   247092 6bba1ce186cf00882c3932c10d67cf02
      Size/MD5 checksum:    69660 2598103571a690e4bf8f64ecada6b638
      Size/MD5 checksum:    59014 18a76c0648817a537c8cfdfa5c3eb793
      Size/MD5 checksum:    72436 9e9ae78c5c78f813fcc156aa7e0976be

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    69060 ea5ad0c81234a8790da0103773071299
      Size/MD5 checksum:    58806 d62f0899543feb9a7872c58f0ac7aa6b
      Size/MD5 checksum:    71030 25c0ed8d3fa575c5d5ea7e48e6ba9fe9

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   238690 ee17a47c6002345e916a75f918e66a05
      Size/MD5 checksum:    78560 324da53c0df2605a135b2225448f89bf
      Size/MD5 checksum:    60854 8cd7b904a47136e15de1fa463dc2ab70
      Size/MD5 checksum:    69402 0e414abed84d60126f0717581ad4fcc2

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   239410 6d706f726c18dc95123f38ce43ddcd6f
      Size/MD5 checksum:   110094 fa0fdb1e1f589f2aa7006a5fcd60cc91
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    69660 096e956414ad270ec935502bed3479d8

  Sun Sparc architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    67016 d2c506f94eee2cb632d64b3a1d95df2d
      Size/MD5 checksum:    57950 fd91ff4f6399226d70ba885c756d7e49
      Size/MD5 checksum:    62376 680aca599e7d986519483354f4e61e85

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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