Debian: New synaesthesia packages fix unauthorised file access
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 681-1                                        Martin Schulze
February 14th, 2005               
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Package        : synaesthesia
Vulnerability  : privilege escalation
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0070

Erik Sjölund and Devin Carraway discovered that synaesthesia, a
program for representing sounds visually, accesses user-controlled
configuration and mixer files with elevated privileges.  Thus, it is
possible to read arbitrary files.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.1-2.1woody3.

For the testing (sarge) and unstable (sid) distribution this problem
does not exist since synaesthesia is not installed setuid root

We recommend that you upgrade your synaesthesia 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:
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  Alpha architecture:
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  ARM architecture:
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  Intel IA-32 architecture:
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  Intel IA-64 architecture:
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  HP Precision architecture:
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  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    67484 ec838c58184804de2ab10c0586f818dc

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    75892 a67edbec6ff9516e0a890cff2756a678

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    75580 0c1402c43656f76f61dc096a231991bf

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    72232 1bca4dfe5d5b27b6329b885b3c5f1350

  IBM S/390 architecture:
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  Sun Sparc architecture:
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  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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