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Debian: 2765-2: davfs2: privilege escalation Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian The update released for davfs2 in DSA 2765 had a version number for Debian 7 "wheezy" that sorts lower than the version in Debian 6 "squeeze", causing problems on upgrades. This update makes a package of davfs2 in wheezy available which corrects only the version number. [More...]
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2765-2                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst
July 16, 2014                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : davfs2
Vulnerability  : privilege escalation
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2013-4362
Debian Bug     : 723034

The update released for davfs2 in DSA 2765 had a version number for
Debian 7 "wheezy" that sorts lower than the version in Debian 6
"squeeze", causing problems on upgrades. This update makes a package
of davfs2 in wheezy available which corrects only the version number.

For reference, the original advisory follows.

Davfs2, a filesystem client for WebDAV, calls the function system() 
insecurely while is setuid root. This might allow a privilege escalation.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.4.6-1.1+wheezy1.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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