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Debian: 'ssh' Privilege escalation vulnerability

Date 05 Dec 2001
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
If the UseLogin feature is enabled in for ssh local users couldpass environment variables (including variables like LD_PRELOAD)to the login process.

Debian Security Advisory DSA-091-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                         Wichert Akkerman
December  5, 2001

Package        : ssh
Problem type   : influencing login
Debian-specific: no

If the UseLogin feature is enabled in for ssh local users could
pass environment variables (including variables like LD_PRELOAD)
to the login process. This has been fixed by not copying the
environment of UseLogin is enabled.

Please note that the default configuration for Debian does not
have the UseLogin enabled.

This has been fixed in version 1:1.2.3-9.4.

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Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato

  Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc.

  Source archives:
      MD5 checksum: a3600ed331f986cf4c9e8999bc5d69cb
      MD5 checksum: 30c2e9775b9bbb214afd95a731e0f482
      MD5 checksum: 6aad0cc9ceca55f138ed1ba4cf660349

  Architecture independent archives:
      MD5 checksum: eb61f2cbd0a985ad91460676c54e8234

  Alpha architecture:
      MD5 checksum: a1ff36aea22f0c93c6800fb1a282c15a
      MD5 checksum: 5cae8437e415dd274d9de6ad86bd293a

  ARM architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 5d5df2cda09d9edaf17c24d5cfe7c4a3
      MD5 checksum: 88eaecbcf5f1e2a8fc4a1a5bffb7dad2

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 174cc64dbb0996cd09d58f2691817dbf
      MD5 checksum: 1426d1c8d424b8af6e94a1eec87075aa

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 78c897a689e04ffd20e1b0230b85f452
      MD5 checksum: e0ca14452953a318dec512b739f8fec4

  PowerPC architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 17bdb2cc2381defd4fb10bb963de9c19
      MD5 checksum: 8f80b6a56f437589edbeb0ca2c3321e3

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      MD5 checksum: a65d2465bb5372a5153b2c5afd4929ec
      MD5 checksum: 687aa2c7dd8295b1c6bb0cac5d6c6c06

  These packages will be moved into the stable distribution on its next

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory$arch/ .

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