Debian: splitvt local root exploit
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Debian The version of splitvt distributed in Debian GNU/Linux 2.1, the frozen (potato) and unstable (woody) distributions, is vulnerable to a local buffer overflow.
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Debian Security Advisory                             security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                         Wichert Akkerman
June  5, 2000
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Package: splitvt
Vulnerability: local root exploit
Debian-specific: no

This is an update to the previous splitvt advisory. The previous release
had incorrrect addresses for the updates for Debian GNU/Linux potato.


The version of splitvt distributed in Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 (a.k.a. slink),
as well as in the frozen (potato) and unstable (woody) distributions, is
vulnerable to a local buffer overflow.  This could be exploited to give a
shell running as root.

This has been fixed in versions 1.6.3-7.0slink1 and 1.6.3-7.1, and we
recommend that you update your splitvt package immediately.


Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink
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  This version of Debian was released only for Intel ia32, the Motorola
  680x0, the Alpha, and the Sun Sparc architecture.

  Source archives:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/splitvt_1.6.3-7.0slink1.diff.gz
      MD5 checksum: 883b177488cb1618e757169c383ef563
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/splitvt_1.6.3-7.0slink1.dsc
      MD5 checksum: 73b1d7633a59d0b34aefd38409ceaa8e
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/splitvt_1.6.3.orig.tar.gz
      MD5 checksum: e95e166145ec51d2a9d80aa6472f9f98

  Alpha architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-alpha/splitvt_1.6.3-7.0slink1_alpha.deb
      MD5 checksum: 52ed7478ad363584cd9f21577abd0365

  Intel ia32 architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-i386/splitvt_1.6.3-7.0slink1_i386.deb
      MD5 checksum: 3531a6ec3009862cd4a3c671a0fa2204

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-m68k/splitvt_1.6.3-7.0slink1_m68k.deb
      MD5 checksum: 467646eef73e0285a4ef5d3d2aaa0939

  Sun Sparc architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-sparc/splitvt_1.6.3-7.0slink1_sparc.deb
      MD5 checksum: 0913b4bdbf5a66f915068322f1f133be

Debian 2.2 alias potato
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  This version of Debian is not yet released.  Fixes are currently available
  for Intel ia32 and the Sun Sparc architecture.  Fixes for other
  architectures will be available soon.

  Source archives:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/source/splitvt_1.6.3-7.1.diff.gz
      MD5 checksum: 158e4c37b56d09e4fb7e6d4a1eda6551
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/source/splitvt_1.6.3-7.1.dsc
      MD5 checksum: c7924da369529b09acf6a7234ec07c08
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/source/splitvt_1.6.3.orig.tar.gz
      MD5 checksum: e95e166145ec51d2a9d80aa6472f9f98

  Intel ia32 architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-i386/splitvt_1.6.3-7.1_i386.deb
      MD5 checksum: d814d49f46f8108590554abc8ed79737

  Sun Sparc architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-sparc/splitvt_1.6.3-7.1_sparc.deb
      MD5 checksum: 4197c4e30fe5e9f48187ba8df3526c7b

Debian Unstable alias woody
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  A fix will be available in the unstable archive soon.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable updates
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable updates
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org

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