New playmidi packages fix local root exploit

    Date17 Jan 2005
    CategoryDebian
    6532
    Posted ByJoe Shakespeare
    Erik Sjölund discovered that playmidi, a MIDI player, contains a setuid root program with a buffer overflow that can be exploited by a local attacker.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 641-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    January 17th, 2005                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : playmidi
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0020
    
    Erik Sjölund discovered that playmidi, a MIDI player, contains a
    setuid root program with a buffer overflow that can be exploited by a
    local attacker.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.4-4woody1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.4debian-3.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your playmidi 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:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/playmidi/playmidi_2.4-4woody1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      660 27266405df049e3ad78449aa26359180
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/playmidi/playmidi_2.4-4woody1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    11116 5593e29fbf22ee00c6ea1d2cc4fccd9d
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/playmidi/playmidi_2.4.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   146742 04efb0826324bce1d93228c77d52f911
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/playmidi/playmidi_2.4-4woody1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   151852 60b96643f5810f39bf0f7c8344bad727
    
      ARM architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/playmidi/playmidi_2.4-4woody1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   142944 6df41fcb7eadb971547306b81c3d04e0
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/playmidi/playmidi_2.4-4woody1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   152556 07ed83461c1895ee6e473f72aef321c7
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/playmidi/playmidi_2.4-4woody1_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   168568 91ca1e75e685edba1cd280e2b7b57aae
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/playmidi/playmidi_2.4-4woody1_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   147882 96433cebca7781212b33419726fd271e
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/playmidi/playmidi_2.4-4woody1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   132748 ec499ea1a198151560d5e1050738465c
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/playmidi/playmidi_2.4-4woody1_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   144526 b8577f77664f10bc433140eccfa024d9
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/playmidi/playmidi_2.4-4woody1_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   143648 b2eac216eb51a3e75114662e0c3c3d05
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/playmidi/playmidi_2.4-4woody1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   143318 4e42843f540adea484c9b6513f7cc1ac
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/playmidi/playmidi_2.4-4woody1_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   141042 11ec7a55306c470ff9bb9c248e73d1e6
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/playmidi/playmidi_2.4-4woody1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   147806 698b5ab0d50fc0a77c0bb4921c5b77d5
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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