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Debian: 'modutils' vulnerability Print E-mail
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Debian Sebastian Krahmer raised an issue in modutils.

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Debian Security Advisory                             security@debian.org 
http://www.debian.org/security/                           Martin Schulze
November 22, 2000
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Package        : modutils
Problem type   : local buffer overflow
Debian-specific: no

Sebastian Krahmer raised an issue in modutils.  In an ideal world
modprobe should trust the kernel to only pass valid parameters to
modprobe.  However he has found at least one local root exploit
because high level kernel code passed unverified parameters direct
from the user to modprobe.  So modprobe no longer trusts kernel input
and switches to a safemode.

This problem has been fixed in version 2.3.11-13.1 and we recommend
that you upgrade your modutils packages immediately.

This problem does not exist in the big elvis package.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.


Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink
- --------------------------------

  Slink is no longer being supported by the Debian Security Team.  We
  highly recommend an upgrade to the current stable release.


Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
- ---------------------------------

  Potato was released for the Alpha, ARM, Intel ia32, Motorola 680x0,
  PowerPC and Sun Sparc architectures.  Fixes are available for all of
  them and will be included in 2.2r2.

  Source archives:

    
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/source/modutils_2.3.11-13.1.diff.gz
      MD5 checksum: fd65f6fb5554031fe9ffa4d0e000e8b2
    
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/source/modutils_2.3.11-13.1.dsc
      MD5 checksum: 2aa5e5932211f4d799ae302013410e5e

  Alpha architecture:

    
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-alpha/modutils_2.3.11-13.1_alpha.deb
      MD5 checksum: 6e4d54d87129ff14cbb667c69454bf0f

  ARM architecture:

    
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-arm/modutils_2.3.11-13.1_arm.deb
      MD5 checksum: 12d4bd14fbc6f5bea5e399e886fef1bd

  Intel ia32 architecture:

    
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-i386/modutils_2.3.11-13.1_i386.deb
      MD5 checksum: 14c86f702cfed261eb65fdcecaab9c4e

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-m68k/modutils_2.3.11-13.1_m68k.deb
      MD5 checksum: 41579a25f953981cc3148aee14699145

  PowerPC architecture:

    
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-powerpc/modutils_2.3.11-13.1_powerpc.deb
      MD5 checksum: b551d48435268e338e673f21f08d997d

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-sparc/modutils_2.3.11-13.1_sparc.deb
      MD5 checksum: a96dee6c2525ac409bd3c58c711133fe

  These files will be moved into
   ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.


Debian GNU/Linux Unstable alias woody
- -------------------------------------

  This version of Debian is not yet released.

  Fixes will be made available for Alpha, ARM, Intel ia32, Motorola
  680x0, PowerPC, and Sun Sparc in the Debian archive over the next
  several days.


For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory  ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .

- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
apt-get: deb  http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
dpkg-ftp:  ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and  http://packages.debian.org/


 
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