Debian: New shadow packages fix privilege escalation
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1150-1                                       Martin Schulze
August 12th, 2006             
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Package        : shadow
Vulnerability  : programming error
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2006-2194
BugTraq ID     : 18849

A bug has been discovered in several packages that execute teh
setuid() system call without checking for sucess when trying to drop
privileges, which may fail with some PAM configurations.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 4.0.3-31sarge8.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 4.0.17-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your passwd 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 at the end of this advisory:

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:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:  1045704 b52dfb2e5e8d9a4a2aae0ca1b266c513

  Alpha architecture:
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  AMD64 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:
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  Big endian MIPS architecture:
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  Little endian MIPS architecture:
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  PowerPC architecture:
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  IBM S/390 architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:   578882 983719b3c73ce360585e49a38ba2f2e1

  Sun Sparc architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:   532128 96efe104eae8a228474a5d456c3b2907

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

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