Debian: New gatos packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted by Joe Shakespeare   
Debian Erik Sjölund discovered a buffer overflow in xatitv, one of the programs in the gatos package, that is used to display video with certain ATI video cards. xatitv is installed setuid root in order to gain direct access to the video hardware.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 640-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
January 17th, 2005                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : gatos
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0016

Erik Sjölund discovered a buffer overflow in xatitv, one of the
programs in the gatos package, that is used to display video with
certain ATI video cards.  xatitv is installed setuid root in order to
gain direct access to the video hardware.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.0.5-6woody3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.0.5-15.

We recommend that you upgrade your gatos 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:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gatos/gatos_0.0.5-6woody3.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      629 0005020205c97ebd6f2efdf146846c15
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gatos/gatos_0.0.5-6woody3.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    40976 34933c1e1da0fbb172ab919e23b68e02
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gatos/gatos_0.0.5.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   483916 9c16631afc933bde6f5d5e1421efddb7

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gatos/gatos_0.0.5-6woody3_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   148110 2d2e9c2ba2d429175cab205c6ce6860d
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gatos/libgatos-dev_0.0.5-6woody3_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   109748 4c1d0a17839934a2c818e314c5d7d3b2
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gatos/libgatos0_0.0.5-6woody3_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    75460 bc27c6c2ec12dab3b6b3e164ee8f05f2


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

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