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Debian: 'super' Format string vulnerability Print E-mail
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Debian Exploiting this format string vulnerability a local user cangain unauthorized root accesss.

Debian Security Advisory DSA 139-1            Martin Schulze
August 1st, 2002

Package        : super
Vulnerability  : format string vulnerability
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no

GOBBLES found an insecure use of format strings in the super package.
The included program super is intended to provide access to certain
system users for particular users and programs, similar to the program
super.  Exploiting this format string vulnerability a local user can
gain unauthorized root accesss.

This problem has been fixed in version 3.12.2-2.1 for the old stable
distribution (potato), in version 3.16.1-1.1 for the current stable
distribution (woody) and in version 3.18.0-3 for the unstable
distribution (sid).

We recommend that you upgrade your super package immediately.

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 2.2 alias potato

  Source archives:
Size/MD5 checksum:      525 e7d8d68670dbbe1be3b4d3da143f7301
Size/MD5 checksum:   170839 4b9be58190fd965bb8b5bdc0351aea5a
Size/MD5 checksum:     5061 7da15c978b9ba8187e68dcafe1a02925

  Alpha architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum:   113136 bbd91617476dd6733799e13165b66f7f

  ARM architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum:   101638 33a4e450ca4dd532cc59a2db58f4a676

  Intel ia32 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum:    97404 fddd44e7a6a73143bf6ca1127ec5f7df

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum:    94634 a92d5a82eb5c58326b087f6919260d30

  PowerPC architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum:   102352 fd6e7fc3c2af75a9d36c0e4c29dd04bf

  Sun Sparc architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum:   106092 ca8af9d1b1430486fb738e76a7d0f856

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody

Due to a bug in the libc6-dev package, we are currently unable to
provide a fixed package for the ARM architecture.  We will install it
in the archive as soon as we're able to compile it again.  Until that,
please remove the super package from your arm systems.  Due to an
unknown failure we're also unable to provide a fixed package for the
S/390 architecture, which will be installed later.

  Source archives:
Size/MD5 checksum:      574 7b18da0326c7b93011f55ebc3cc48119
Size/MD5 checksum:   192062 cc868b2fc2b44c47d86da314a11acf0b
Size/MD5 checksum:     9827 8f0f3415753f4d76c67820d582bd56c9

  Alpha architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum:   126730 7ad7502c4d94657fee70d9791217e1e7

  Intel ia32 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum:   110732 0401517e321fcd66793492d0d6a9bd1b

  Intel ia64 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum:   144422 213076409ae41c0a2a5c3a0840bdf952

  HP Precision architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum:   124002 710a1e693ee29e11a292b6608b61426c

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum:   108172 32e37a1deec47756e58426117affdf5d

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum:   120640 c9bc05b458d8994b84efe78498128b13

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum:   121102 929974f16338f318844b009214573948

  PowerPC architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum:   116702 672cc4164290ad95936507825a5c6c76

  Sun Sparc architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum:   117370 0116b744cf929a830ea8fb0f972331a0

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next revision.

For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and

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