New versions of super fixes two buffer overflows

    Date15 Feb 1999
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    We have received reports about two buffer overflows in the superpackage which was distributed as part of Debian GNU/Linux. Firstly,for per-user .supertab files super didn't check for a buffer overflowwhen creating the path to the user's .supertab file. Secondly anotherbuffer overflow did allow ordinary users to overflow super by creatinga nasty personal .supertab file.
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    Debian GNU/Linux Security                        February 15th, 1999
    
    
    We have received reports about two buffer overflows in the super
    package which was distributed as part of Debian GNU/Linux.  Firstly,
    for per-user .supertab files super didn't check for a buffer overflow
    when creating the path to the user's .supertab file.  Secondly another
    buffer overflow did allow ordinary users to overflow super by creating
    a nasty personal .supertab file.
    
    We recommend you upgrade your super packages immediately.
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 2.0 alias hamm, upcoming 2.1 alias slink and unstable
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      The binary package is the same for all distributions of Debian
      GNU/Linux since it doesn't link to any special library.
    
      Source archives:
        ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/potato/main/source/admin/super_3.11
    .7-1.diff.gz
          MD5 checksum: ad2b28848ab83824e9a4256fb5610c6a
        ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/potato/main/source/admin/super_3.11.7-
    1.dsc
          MD5 checksum: a380591182beb282aca04f52c90a99d2
        ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/potato/main/source/admin/super_3.11
    .6.orig.tar.gz
          MD5 checksum: 591cdcc50c9cfbaabc019889796dc43f
    
      Intel architecture:
        ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/potato/main/binary-
    i386/admin/super_3.11.7-1.deb
          MD5 checksum: 1979e2fa15b0e2161d6e3fae4ff5fa92
    
      Motorola 68xxx architecture:
        ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/potato/main/binary-
    m68k/admin/super_3.11.7-1.deb
          MD5 checksum: 479dc49e7fe996bba35c1c2b94c155bd
    
      PowerPC architecture:
        ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/potato/main/binary-
    powerpc/admin/super_3.11.7-1.deb
          MD5 checksum: 20d464d1d3f4322d393e825377d20cfe
    
    Although the upcoming release of Debian will be made for the Sparc
    architecture as well there is no fixing package at the moment.  It
    will be uploaded and installed within the next days.
    
    For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
    directory ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .  The
    package is likely to be recompiled for them within the next few days.
    
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