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Debian Todd Miller announced a new version of sudo which corrects a buffer overflow that could potentially be used to gain root privilages on the local system.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-031-1                       security@debian.org 
http://www.debian.org/security/                                Michael Stone
February 28, 2001
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Package: sudo
Vulnerability: buffer overflow
Debian-specific: no

Todd Miller announced a new version of sudo which corrects a buffer
overflow that could potentially be used to gain root privilages on the
local system. The fix from sudo 1.6.3p6 is available in sudo
1.6.2p2-1potato1 for Debian 2.2 (potato).

We recommend you upgrade your sudo package immediately.

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

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


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

  Potato was released for the alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc
  architectures.

  Source archives:
     http://security.debian.org/debian-security/dists/stable/updates/main/source/sudo_1.6.2p2-1potato1.diff.gz
      MD5 checksum: b25c73940abcd6768e7f9d879709a45e
     http://security.debian.org/debian-security/dists/stable/updates/main/source/sudo_1.6.2p2-1potato1.dsc
      MD5 checksum: 1cae605d9c06d7c68b14e5cca59629fc
     http://security.debian.org/debian-security/dists/stable/updates/main/source/sudo_1.6.2p2.orig.tar.gz
      MD5 checksum: dd5944c880fd5cc56bc0f0199e92d2b4

  Alpha architecture:
     http://security.debian.org/debian-security/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/sudo_1.6.2p2-1potato1_alpha.deb
      MD5 checksum: 16ff5db5460f787b859efc512b00fb32

  ARM architecture:
     http://security.debian.org/debian-security/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/sudo_1.6.2p2-1potato1_arm.deb
      MD5 checksum: e1771d334e62f5fab75d15e30eceb37b

  Intel ia32 architecture:
     http://security.debian.org/debian-security/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/sudo_1.6.2p2-1potato1_i386.deb
      MD5 checksum: 837a528b2e0ad0971931794e1319b0f8


  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
     http://security.debian.org/debian-security/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/sudo_1.6.2p2-1potato1_m68k.deb
      MD5 checksum: 1e7e0e90c21679b5973873efb08412f0

  PowerPC architecture:
      Not yet available.

  Sun Sparc architecture:
     http://security.debian.org/debian-security/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/sudo_1.6.2p2-1potato1_sparc.deb
      MD5 checksum: fd67c6d7d6128af61e9bdd702501aefe

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

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

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For apt-get: deb  http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For 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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