Debian: vbox3 Privilege leak vulnerability

    Date08 Jan 2004
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Root privileges were not properly relinquished before executing a user-supplied tcl script.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 418-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Matt Zimmerman
    January 7th, 2004              
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    Package        : vbox3
    Vulnerability  : privilege leak
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Ids        : CAN-2004-0015
    A bug was discovered in vbox3, a voice response system for isdn4linux,
    whereby root privileges were not properly relinquished before
    executing a user-supplied tcl script.  By exploiting this
    vulnerability, a local user could gain root privileges.
    For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
    fixed in version
    For the unstable distribution, this problem has been fixed in version 0.1.8.
    We recommend that you update your vbox3 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:
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          Size/MD5 checksum:   105056 e575ba1c390f8f9959970cde40a9409e
      Alpha architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    42482 5d832230329c61e23fb6caf155aa2e09
      ARM architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    33182 2b63dcbf6f25083cdf364623326b8df0
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    32362 5198221164c9193e937b7fa6fc0cc73c
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    47914 afc2b9eebc741d1b85ea88ca18bc5977
      HP Precision architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    36484 3f11d84fccc416924dd856552b1e0037
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    30656 828db41fd4903895a62c34102dacf58f
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    36364 6dfcaeb424ba06e4e22165ef158b560f
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    36504 694d70d443c3fb9b42199dcbf75cb770
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    34918 6741eefe3cff4ec8a7f624cf651f410e
      IBM S/390 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    33680 9f637206da0fa160bfe508e250719077
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    36414 f5b6c63648dbaf09649eab7464c1c260
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
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