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Debian: xaos Improper setuid-root execution  08 June 2003 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
XaoS, a program for displaying fractal images, is installed setuidroot on certain architectures in order to use svgalib, which requiresaccess to the video hardware. However, it is not designed for securesetuid execution, and can be exploited to gain root privileges.
 
Debian: eterm Buffer overflow vulnerability  06 June 2003 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
"bazarr" discovered that eterm is vulnerable to a buffer overflow ofthe ETERMPATH environment variable. This bug can be exploited to gainthe privileges of the group "utmp" on a system where eterm isinstalled.
 
Debian: gPS multiple vulnerabilities  29 May 2003 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
In release 1.1.0 of the gps package, several security vulnerabilities were fixed,as detailed in the changelog.
 
Debian: bitchx multiple vulnerabilities  19 May 2003 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Timo Sirainen discovered several overflow problems in BitchX.
 
Debian: sendmail insecure tmp file vulnerability  16 May 2003 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
aul Szabo discovered bugs in three scripts included in the sendmail package where temporary files were created insecurely (expn, checksendmail and doublebounce.pl).
 
Debian: mysql privilege escalation vulnerability  16 May 2003 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
There are multiple vulnerabilities in the mysql package.
 
Debian: lv privilege escalation vulnerability  16 May 2003 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
lv reads options from a configuration file in the current directory. Because such a file could be placed there by a malicious user, and lv configuration options can be used to execute commands, this represented a security vulnerability.
 
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