DSA 461-1: New calife packages fix buffer overflow
Posted on: 03/11/2004 12:16 PM

Debian Security Advisory DSA 461-1

Package : calife
Vulnerability : buffer overflow
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids : CAN-2004-0188
Debian bug : 235157

Calife, a program which provides super user privileges to specific users, was found to contain a buffer overflow related to the getpass(3) library function. A local attacker could potentially exploit this vulnerability, given knowledge of a local user's password and the presence of at least one entry in /etc/calife.auth, to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 2.8.4c-1woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 2.8.6-1.

We recommend that you update your calife package.

Upgrade Instructions
---------------------

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:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/calife/calife_2.8.4c-1woody1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 573 8def6850642ea48816f119986071c08c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/calife/calife_2.8.4c-1woody1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 5929 787f026768175eedd4faa087468bf07e
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/calife/calife_2.8.4c.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 67628 c78ff2bc3d3d42903d12b54e841a400f

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/calife/calife_2.8.4c-1woody1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 24528 1f19f26e3739df4767249dc5f46dbde7

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/calife/calife_2.8.4c-1woody1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 22086 fb858512bda4128cb6a7c5d73d3c7043

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/calife/calife_2.8.4c-1woody1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 22446 03096dc8a5bd5b020fa6e6d27591d780

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/calife/calife_2.8.4c-1woody1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 26084 b77f33b501c0402c6882922431161ba3

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/calife/calife_2.8.4c-1woody1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 22922 620682272cbacd5dae78f2842555265c

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/calife/calife_2.8.4c-1woody1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 22208 7f904162126847bd6cdedb536321841f

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/calife/calife_2.8.4c-1woody1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 22658 2b6f0cf00246471330f2297fd747d63b

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/calife/calife_2.8.4c-1woody1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 22614 a5228887a678ff52d1a68e03df4d7f56

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/calife/calife_2.8.4c-1woody1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 22698 efaddbb63bed475b34ed5188b06cf8b5

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/calife/calife_2.8.4c-1woody1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 22928 5020310cf3c4800fde1f0a26b0ac0f3d

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/calife/calife_2.8.4c-1woody1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 24936 75c41bd8275d8be77d289ae4aaaea0d8

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


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