DSA 1500-1: New splitvt packages fix privilege escalation
Posted on: 02/21/2008 09:40 PM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1500-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Steve Kemp
February 21, 2008 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : splitvt
Vulnerability : privilege escalation
Problem type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2008-0162

Mike Ashton discovered that splitvt, a utility to run two programs in a
split screen, did not drop group privileges prior to executing 'xprop'.
This could allow any local user to gain the privileges of group utmp.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version
1.6.5-9etch1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.6.6-4.

We recommend that you upgrade your splitvt 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 4.0 alias etch
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/splitvt/splitvt_1.6.5-9etch1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 602 38c5d340fe95abbd78edfa806618fce8
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/splitvt/splitvt_1.6.5-9etch1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 10746 ea95a61da623237d715e5b1fdce9e92a

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/splitvt/splitvt_1.6.5-9etch1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 41314 06622ad249f48ee2009f03ef1b4ba1ad

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/splitvt/splitvt_1.6.5-9etch1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 37754 dd591bff5b03378ab225dbf41648e037

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/splitvt/splitvt_1.6.5-9etch1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 38398 f9c5dc35197dcd1b8a2843a29c200bbb

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/splitvt/splitvt_1.6.5-9etch1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 34754 70d76970fb5017197c78861c4d070cab

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/splitvt/splitvt_1.6.5-9etch1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 50166 d2328ca3f1d1114cc9a2497d59e0ff9a

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/splitvt/splitvt_1.6.5-9etch1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 39434 3205ddfd371fd0edd5175333a5c94c1b

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/splitvt/splitvt_1.6.5-9etch1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 37800 7c8d9c7f20e4a4fc92531f0a5cd7bb26

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/splitvt/splitvt_1.6.5-9etch1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 37854 9c39d0109f6600022862c3ee6d1fb0c8


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

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;
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