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    Debian: xonix Privilege retention vulnerability

    Date 15 Apr 2004
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain gid "games".
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 484-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Matt Zimmerman
    April 14th, 2004                
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    Package        : xonix
    Vulnerability  : failure to drop privileges
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Ids        : CAN-2004-0157
    Steve Kemp discovered a vulnerability in xonix, a game, where an
    external program was invoked while retaining setgid privileges.  A
    local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain gid "games".
    For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem will be fixed
    in version 1.4-19woody1.
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.
    We recommend that you update your xonix 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:     5738 60429284d637729799c230d18e301d55
          Size/MD5 checksum:    44533 c53a8d9dcdb44a6e62a63913dc9e2610
      Alpha architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    28266 8182ecc198a51bba3556d5222835437c
      ARM architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    25188 abfc1957fe2ac0adef9562b06037156b
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    23256 a8dd1ba031684de6cf4c80749217c3eb
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    34190 0b3a3255f062aa83945633a51f3c3fe5
      HP Precision architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    26540 b54c3819a331ae6c5b5bd0345bff14dd
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    22524 c504fbffd9b8f12d529ee89e0bdd24c0
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    26532 3189246548f72ea3bfec76785b890735
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    26376 78365a237af4c9b0a1d2682071a66b55
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    24944 fa8a7607397c1569806bd00c0870c3df
      IBM S/390 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    25754 c6c0c542a92be4962b6ba26510ee5588
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    27086 1a1cfb8adeb548358dda307c83c54d53
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
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    For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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