Debian: 'xpcd' buffer overflow

    Date08 Aug 2003
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Steve Kemp discovered a buffer overflow in xpcd-svga which can betriggered by a long HOME environment variable. This vulnerabilitycould be exploited by a local attacker to gain root privileges.
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 368-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Matt Zimmerman
    August 8th, 2003               
    Package        : xpcd
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Ids        : CAN-2003-0649
    Steve Kemp discovered a buffer overflow in xpcd-svga which can be
    triggered by a long HOME environment variable.  This vulnerability
    could be exploited by a local attacker to gain root privileges.
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.08-8woody1.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
    We recommend that you update your xpcd 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
      Source archives:
          Size/MD5 checksum:      706 4fb68483cbb6d45728f47e5c61b3eaff
          Size/MD5 checksum:    14077 f0e7c9e426744ccf0bcfbce07197bfb3
          Size/MD5 checksum:   103104 59bf5b8d0466ecb3c58ed1fffcdf499e
      Alpha architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    80992 68a06c0a55a1310f2f7bb04605ce2d68
          Size/MD5 checksum:    13352 bb4948c36af672bb59b16741ee35f3f1
      ARM architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    67922 851e5199d0eff2f142ff1a0ae7dec210
          Size/MD5 checksum:    11810 b6c7ee2ae9af286bd077bfb0bca66423
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    64238 cfa0b813d7fda7c9b5dbe66700d3d13f
          Size/MD5 checksum:    11708 280a130ec6054eca1f8f3b4be94b9744
          Size/MD5 checksum:    20822 5cb42524e3ce21f35bc43aa5ef7f9967
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    97682 249299d45d8a1539799969d2eb82ecf9
          Size/MD5 checksum:    15310 4218754ba8daa1991e67ea7dada45c0a
      HP Precision architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    73288 1cf15bb993b1c4f4d648b0a87f021da4
          Size/MD5 checksum:    12800 fb8bd7ac68ce65630c4678de898b9702
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    62626 45a7e74314164cfbf6de164da91331f6
          Size/MD5 checksum:    11488 6c68962e1cc32a221ebe11357790f21e
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    73488 43e5783d423f3054a57b55d95bd0d214
          Size/MD5 checksum:    12594 72855f1617071135eebee4c12867a26a
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    73164 9d006b85dc71297638479002a0260fe0
          Size/MD5 checksum:    12558 ccffee63fc2c8c35e5a87ce0cb450a37
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    68436 752053140f35df568c14c8abc5f2e7ef
          Size/MD5 checksum:    11896 fbbd067d762d0d6f7ba4e2a92dd67397
      IBM S/390 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    69600 60c613113c20c8bf80b1a9d44836697b
          Size/MD5 checksum:    12486 8b63fbf6feeaaf4a3b1c64674bcfca9b
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    72736 db142879397f6e3723641acee424f3b5
          Size/MD5 checksum:    11780 3acbff9fae774d384aa8546048a2ea40
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
    Mailing list: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Package info: `apt-cache show ' and

    LinuxSecurity Poll

    What do you think of the LinuxSecurity Privacy news articles?

    No answer selected. Please try again.
    Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
    Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 3 answer(s).
    [{"id":"90","title":"Love them!","votes":"90","type":"x","order":"1","pct":78.95,"resources":[]},{"id":"91","title":"I'm indifferent","votes":"18","type":"x","order":"2","pct":15.79,"resources":[]},{"id":"92","title":"Not interested in this topic","votes":"6","type":"x","order":"3","pct":5.26,"resources":[]}]["#ff5b00","#4ac0f2","#b80028","#eef66c","#60bb22","#b96a9a","#62c2cc"]["rgba(255,91,0,0.7)","rgba(74,192,242,0.7)","rgba(184,0,40,0.7)","rgba(238,246,108,0.7)","rgba(96,187,34,0.7)","rgba(185,106,154,0.7)","rgba(98,194,204,0.7)"]350

    We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.