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    Debian: xitalk Missing privilege release

    Date 12 Mar 2004
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    A local user can exploit this problem and execute arbitrary commands under the GID utmp.
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 462-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    March 12th, 2004                
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    Package        : xitalk
    Vulnerability  : missing privilege release
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2004-0151
    Steve Kemp from the GNU/Linux audit project discovered a problem in
    xitalk, a talk intercept utility for the X Window System.  A local
    user can exploit this problem and execute arbitrary commands under the
    GID utmp.  This could be used by an attacker to remove traces from the
    utmp file.
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.1.11-9.1woody1.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
    We recommend that you upgrade your xitalk 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
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      Source archives:
          Size/MD5 checksum:      589 fa2f8c040bcbe93612e195f0aff8865a
          Size/MD5 checksum:     6036 d4c631b5fa0f209eb31fa5190e4bc694
          Size/MD5 checksum:   174034 c9dd82bce840dd4743484e4a0b96091f
      Alpha architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   103962 3efc908657b62f8adaa3012d83e3ebe2
      ARM architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    93884 af7543b585cdd3c7e02461b8fd379a16
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    90606 27ca59056944b7540ddf6c5a54f7ad8e
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   113966 00f90fd68c62294bfdde61b2e9761889
      HP Precision architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    98970 cb2fada655f4dadf2f652fe0d05374cd
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    89216 b6231ec3e5b5f1b98da3a20dbd3978f7
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    98160 5a191512003e04af8df188cd834e7c50
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    97920 1ccd7fc6517cfdf7aeab91845bf930ff
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    95748 6cf1cb1de4645b579328fa649cf7c9fe
      IBM S/390 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    94110 eb74a36ba2014ee215a95d96bbce2acb
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   100100 ae3d7a9acdc80160b9c6b3c044c2fe9f
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
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    For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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