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Debian: New typespeed packages fix arbitrary group games code execution

Date 16 Feb 2005
Posted By Joe Shakespeare
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 684-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
February 16th, 2005           
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Package        : typespeed
Vulnerability  : format string
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0105

Ulf Härnhammar from the Debian Security Audit Project discovered a
problem in typespeed, a touch-typist trainer disguised as game.  This
could lead to a local attacker executing arbitrary code as group

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.4.1-2.3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your typespeed 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:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      575 70ebea5828757f0c963a27e2d87d8515
      Size/MD5 checksum:     8457 78235ab890462e83f9c2779d0882e329
      Size/MD5 checksum:    35492 0af9809cd20bd9010732ced930090f32

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    44486 81d20c78d05fd028c5d40a77fc09923d

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    39164 5eedf595ec3b9714e1c7de731f34e5a1

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    38852 96e8651b24c5cbc48bfb21ed4e8196d4

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    50122 d422760c9350d78d2b30a933a2b25df0

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    42064 0123e88f6b81d9d95f43d06a73e015b6

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    37570 8052b9b8e45dbba90b946eb76d8625fa

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    41224 897c4771e1cd215e178cb4cc922ede0a

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    41250 0972a4ec92ec47bb4cd81e10a9255bee

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    41408 0e3c124090e9f410fe82751214c68cdd

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    38994 0b9306e15ab0afa697ad9aca5fd799e7

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    43140 e7f9fbb0dc02dadf975a4f22a0fadc94

  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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