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Debian: xbl buffer overflow vulnerability Print E-mail
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Debian Another buffer overflow was discovered in xbl, distinct from the one addressed in DSA-327 (CAN-2003-0451), involving the -display command line option.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 345-1                                        Matt Zimmerman
July 8th, 2003                 
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Package        : xbl
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids        : CAN-2003-0535

Another buffer overflow was discovered in xbl, distinct from the one
addressed in DSA-327 (CAN-2003-0451), involving the -display command
line option.  This vulnerability could be exploited by a local
attacker to gain gid 'games'.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.0k-3woody2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem is fixed in version

We recommend that you update your xbl package.

Upgrade Instructions
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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 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      567 cc617cf2ab0beba1290a1948dec24015
      Size/MD5 checksum:    10093 8e0ac57663ff0657bbcd406ae40d99e8
      Size/MD5 checksum:   135080 22e7822a449ae5b68695158fd59ea49c

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   122282 4d9b7d78318306f488831477d6b31ae6

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   111098 300c03bdd43a4413ac72346c14cae0ed

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   103296 54bfaa17756365c4559b608ee596c262

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   151432 4e26d6422591122e4cf22ae16f60e6cf

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   116784 91232ce406230a0970b306dc0a5f1b9f

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    97746 89dfc31946135fbde0d1a723f4c69304

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   116010 feb3b79691e096b7006e01fcdcb4d987

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   115888 67367915c9c2b73a31d679ea87fa5636

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   112178 59472b074ff777847bfd741a23b48f5d

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   106278 aeeb3522110d4308fab12ac704942491

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   111230 8bd8f330c33d7d00bff11db1ac4318ed

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

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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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