LinuxSecurity.com
Share your story
The central voice for Linux and Open Source security news
Home News Topics Advisories HOWTOs Features Newsletters About Register

Welcome!
Sign up!
EnGarde Community
Login
Polls
What is the most important Linux security technology?
 
Advisories
Community
Linux Events
Linux User Groups
Link to Us
Security Center
Book Reviews
Security Dictionary
Security Tips
SELinux
White Papers
Featured Blogs
All About Linux
DanWalsh LiveJournal
Securitydistro
Latest Newsletters
Linux Advisory Watch: October 24th, 2014
Linux Security Week: October 20th, 2014
Subscribe
LinuxSecurity Newsletters
E-mail:
Choose Lists:
About our Newsletters
RSS Feeds
Get the LinuxSecurity news you want faster with RSS
Powered By

  
New playmidi packages fix local root exploit Print E-mail
User Rating:      How can I rate this item?
Posted by Joe Shakespeare   
Debian Erik Sjölund discovered that playmidi, a MIDI player, contains a setuid root program with a buffer overflow that can be exploited by a local attacker.

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------
Debian Security Advisory DSA 641-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
January 17th, 2005                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------

Package        : playmidi
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0020

Erik Sjölund discovered that playmidi, a MIDI player, contains a
setuid root program with a buffer overflow that can be exploited by a
local attacker.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.4-4woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.4debian-3.

We recommend that you upgrade your playmidi package.


Upgrade Instructions
- --------------------

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
- --------------------------------

  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/playmidi/playmidi_2.4-4woody1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      660 27266405df049e3ad78449aa26359180
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/playmidi/playmidi_2.4-4woody1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    11116 5593e29fbf22ee00c6ea1d2cc4fccd9d
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/playmidi/playmidi_2.4.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   146742 04efb0826324bce1d93228c77d52f911

  Alpha architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/playmidi/playmidi_2.4-4woody1_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   151852 60b96643f5810f39bf0f7c8344bad727

  ARM architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/playmidi/playmidi_2.4-4woody1_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   142944 6df41fcb7eadb971547306b81c3d04e0

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/playmidi/playmidi_2.4-4woody1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   152556 07ed83461c1895ee6e473f72aef321c7

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/playmidi/playmidi_2.4-4woody1_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   168568 91ca1e75e685edba1cd280e2b7b57aae

  HP Precision architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/playmidi/playmidi_2.4-4woody1_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   147882 96433cebca7781212b33419726fd271e

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/playmidi/playmidi_2.4-4woody1_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   132748 ec499ea1a198151560d5e1050738465c

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/playmidi/playmidi_2.4-4woody1_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   144526 b8577f77664f10bc433140eccfa024d9

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/playmidi/playmidi_2.4-4woody1_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   143648 b2eac216eb51a3e75114662e0c3c3d05

  PowerPC architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/playmidi/playmidi_2.4-4woody1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   143318 4e42843f540adea484c9b6513f7cc1ac

  IBM S/390 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/playmidi/playmidi_2.4-4woody1_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   141042 11ec7a55306c470ff9bb9c248e73d1e6

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/playmidi/playmidi_2.4-4woody1_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   147806 698b5ab0d50fc0a77c0bb4921c5b77d5


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

- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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

 
< Prev   Next >
    
Partner

 

Latest Features
Peter Smith Releases Linux Network Security Online
Securing a Linux Web Server
Password guessing with Medusa 2.0
Password guessing as an attack vector
Squid and Digest Authentication
Squid and Basic Authentication
Demystifying the Chinese Hacking Industry: Earning 6 Million a Night
Free Online security course (LearnSIA) - A Call for Help
What You Need to Know About Linux Rootkits
Review: A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Fifth Edition
Yesterday's Edition
Pro-Privacy Senator Wyden on Fighting the NSA From Inside the System
NIST to hypervisor admins: secure your systems
Quick PHP patch beats slow research reveal
Partner Sponsor

Community | HOWTOs | Blogs | Features | Book Reviews | Networking
 Security Projects |  Latest News |  Newsletters |  SELinux |  Privacy |  Home
 Hardening |   About Us |   Advertise |   Legal Notice |   RSS |   Guardian Digital
(c)Copyright 2014 Guardian Digital, Inc. All rights reserved.