Debian: New abuse packages fix local root exploit
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 691-1                                        Martin Schulze
March 7th, 2005               
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Package        : abuse
Vulnerability  : several
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0098 CAN-2005-0099

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in abuse, the SDL port of
the Abuse action game.  The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project identifies the following problems:


    Erik Sjölund discovered several buffer overflows in the command line
    handling, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code with
    elevated privileges since it is installed setuid root.


    Steve Kemp discoverd that that abuse creates some files without
    dropping privileges first, which may lead to the creation and
    overwriting of arbitrary files.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 2.00+-3woody4.

The unstable distribution (sid) does not contain an abuse package anymore.

We recommend that you upgrade your abuse 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:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      623 7a65008ae232f2b2a3b07d093229ba21
      Size/MD5 checksum:    58555 02fdd3983b67b8ab482a9ec6156a39bd
      Size/MD5 checksum:  2511544 ca758e0b9b566f374700da4e62288c1f

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   368092 5b33e629303f3e361664dd2ad68c184e

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   293216 889469d2dc501b17d8b397b959c43b2b

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   481882 c6ca713c2c83bb83863fdf700282054d

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   470086 3cfa84160fb3daaadac03e8df13ca60d

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   337144 54a2fe9a5b23fd84423e3420b160d728

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   228178 e359e7ef29b6f79c399dc9bd99a85408

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   326616 bc7db32c0729ca361de0634b88cc4674

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   322142 c840c20fd82e03f45cebc0146baba7cc

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   282222 1ec1f756e714395821111ea8f6cb4652

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   270788 fd981943304e5c207b0b5877e052a478

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   272080 dbecc678daa315f1b6ff418c819ca443

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

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