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Debian: xonix Privilege retention vulnerability

Date 15 Apr 2004
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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. 
https://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
April 14th, 2004                          https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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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:

     https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xonix/xonix_1.4-19woody1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      586 6f26d5b08dbeadab0cfe72724e4a7f7f
     https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xonix/xonix_1.4-19woody1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:     5738 60429284d637729799c230d18e301d55
     https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xonix/xonix_1.4.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    44533 c53a8d9dcdb44a6e62a63913dc9e2610

  Alpha architecture:

     https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xonix/xonix_1.4-19woody1_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    28266 8182ecc198a51bba3556d5222835437c

  ARM architecture:

     https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xonix/xonix_1.4-19woody1_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    25188 abfc1957fe2ac0adef9562b06037156b

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

     https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xonix/xonix_1.4-19woody1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    23256 a8dd1ba031684de6cf4c80749217c3eb

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

     https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xonix/xonix_1.4-19woody1_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    34190 0b3a3255f062aa83945633a51f3c3fe5

  HP Precision architecture:

     https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xonix/xonix_1.4-19woody1_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    26540 b54c3819a331ae6c5b5bd0345bff14dd

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

     https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xonix/xonix_1.4-19woody1_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    22524 c504fbffd9b8f12d529ee89e0bdd24c0

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

     https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xonix/xonix_1.4-19woody1_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    26532 3189246548f72ea3bfec76785b890735

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

     https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xonix/xonix_1.4-19woody1_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    26376 78365a237af4c9b0a1d2682071a66b55

  PowerPC architecture:

     https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xonix/xonix_1.4-19woody1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    24944 fa8a7607397c1569806bd00c0870c3df

  IBM S/390 architecture:

     https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xonix/xonix_1.4-19woody1_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    25754 c6c0c542a92be4962b6ba26510ee5588

  Sun Sparc architecture:

     https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xonix/xonix_1.4-19woody1_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    27086 1a1cfb8adeb548358dda307c83c54d53

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next revision.

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Package info: `apt-cache show ' and  https://packages.debian.org/

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