New playmidi packages fix local root exploit
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.

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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
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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
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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/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.

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