DSA 462-1: New xitalk packages fix local group utmp exploit
Posted on: 03/12/2004 12:06 PM

Debian Security Advisory DSA 462-1

Package : xitalk
Vulnerability : missing privilege release
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2004-0151

Steve Kemp from the GNU/Linux audit project discovered a problem in xitalk, a talk intercept utility for the X Window System. A local user can exploit this problem and execute arbitrary commands under the GID utmp. This could be used by an attacker to remove traces from the utmp file.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 1.1.11-9.1woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your xitalk 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/x/xitalk/xitalk_1.1.11-9.1woody1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 589 fa2f8c040bcbe93612e195f0aff8865a
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xitalk/xitalk_1.1.11-9.1woody1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 6036 d4c631b5fa0f209eb31fa5190e4bc694
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xitalk/xitalk_1.1.11.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 174034 c9dd82bce840dd4743484e4a0b96091f

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xitalk/xitalk_1.1.11-9.1woody1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 103962 3efc908657b62f8adaa3012d83e3ebe2

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xitalk/xitalk_1.1.11-9.1woody1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 93884 af7543b585cdd3c7e02461b8fd379a16

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xitalk/xitalk_1.1.11-9.1woody1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 90606 27ca59056944b7540ddf6c5a54f7ad8e

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xitalk/xitalk_1.1.11-9.1woody1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 113966 00f90fd68c62294bfdde61b2e9761889

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xitalk/xitalk_1.1.11-9.1woody1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 98970 cb2fada655f4dadf2f652fe0d05374cd

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xitalk/xitalk_1.1.11-9.1woody1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 89216 b6231ec3e5b5f1b98da3a20dbd3978f7

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xitalk/xitalk_1.1.11-9.1woody1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 98160 5a191512003e04af8df188cd834e7c50

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xitalk/xitalk_1.1.11-9.1woody1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 97920 1ccd7fc6517cfdf7aeab91845bf930ff

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xitalk/xitalk_1.1.11-9.1woody1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 95748 6cf1cb1de4645b579328fa649cf7c9fe

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xitalk/xitalk_1.1.11-9.1woody1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 94110 eb74a36ba2014ee215a95d96bbce2acb

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xitalk/xitalk_1.1.11-9.1woody1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 100100 ae3d7a9acdc80160b9c6b3c044c2fe9f

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


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