Debian: 'orville-write' buffer overflows

    Date20 Jun 2003
    CategoryDebian
    2265
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Orville Write, a replacement for the standard write(1) command, contains a number of buffer overflows. These could be exploited to gain either gid tty or root privileges, depending on the configuration selected when the package is installed.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 326-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
    June 19th, 2003                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : orville-write
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflows
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Ids        : CAN-2003-0441
    
    Orville Write, a replacement for the standard write(1) command,
    contains a number of buffer overflows.  These could be exploited to
    gain either gid tty or root privileges, depending on the configuration
    selected when the package is installed.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.53-4woody1.
    
    The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain an orville-write
    package.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
    See Debian bug report #170747.
    
    We recommend that you update your orville-write package.
    
    Upgrade Instructions
    --------------------
    
    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
    --------------------------------
    
      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/orville-write/orville-write_2.53-4woody1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      589 170c84e5c499f942ca625cb0f10e2bbe
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/orville-write/orville-write_2.53-4woody1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:     4882 f9147a6f6c6d69e954d024fbaf789ecf
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/orville-write/orville-write_2.53.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    75717 9dafdab825157df8377ce67a3c0eb2a5
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/orville-write/orville-write_2.53-4woody1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    63424 aa2124137efcafbf9baceb196a942564
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/orville-write/orville-write_2.53-4woody1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    52108 89c8970e2523fe6a98a053ae9bb1e997
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/orville-write/orville-write_2.53-4woody1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    51938 fb5d8e11b58013abd377e9425a8aab39
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/orville-write/orville-write_2.53-4woody1_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    71988 df14d6a8f997ceec1acb348a8cb92b56
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/orville-write/orville-write_2.53-4woody1_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    58534 b384d176de75d907dd08e723f701d6ed
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/orville-write/orville-write_2.53-4woody1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    51098 ac0307daa1d4c6abfe7810a85fd49589
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/orville-write/orville-write_2.53-4woody1_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    57830 4507261a670f4c50605bb84170a705b2
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/orville-write/orville-write_2.53-4woody1_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    57154 130d5d0d7e6d55145fe690f0de7d2a8e
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/orville-write/orville-write_2.53-4woody1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    51760 20d239c6aca202dc4a5bec07ba772219
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/orville-write/orville-write_2.53-4woody1_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    54224 cb98e4b5fff39313b865978647f74ee5
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/orville-write/orville-write_2.53-4woody1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    60146 a5714352ef8e50bdbede1600afce7041
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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