Debian: New polygen packages fix denial of service
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 794-1                                        Martin Schulze
September 1st, 2005           
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Package        : polygen
Vulnerability  : programming error
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-2656
Debian Bug     : 325468

Justin Rye noticed that polygen generates precompiled grammar objects
world-writable, which can be exploited by a local attacker to at least
fill up the filesystem.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain the polygen package.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.0.6-7sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.0.6-9.

We recommend that you upgrade your polygen 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 3.1 alias sarge
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      624 5884af6c72cffb4715dec28af8f6dd6d
      Size/MD5 checksum:     3874 2d23ba087885b09cf130c8cbd1cb69ff
      Size/MD5 checksum:   360877 f75f09a959069e6492845fb10f0d29e2

  Architecture independent components:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   263626 f8fd3d92d9df8cab3a4e980e02af661b
      Size/MD5 checksum:    85244 09cb354582c54eb20cb78d0912ee3eef

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

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