DSA 557-1: New rp-pppoe packages fix potential root compromise
Posted on: 10/04/2004 03:20 PM

New rp-pppoe packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 557-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
October 4th, 2004 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : rp-pppoe, pppoe
Vulnerability : missing privilegue dropping
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2004-0564

Max Vozeler discovered a vulnerability in pppoe, the PPP over Ethernet driver from Roaring Penguin. When the program is running setuid root (which is not the case in a default Debian installation), an attacker could overwrite any file on the file system.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 3.3-1.2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 3.5-4.

We recommend that you upgrade your pppoe 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 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rp-pppoe/rp-pppoe_3.3-1.2.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 571 20a98e281e9effbdbe253d5f1ec7c07b
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rp-pppoe/rp-pppoe_3.3-1.2.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 17171 840c64159a02c63bcd84ad84acbcfbbe
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rp-pppoe/rp-pppoe_3.3.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 171480 1cd6bc22f7601f769bb654db4a15b15d

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rp-pppoe/pppoe_3.3-1.2_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 83104 ea1e596bbd07d28d272c723ef627b935

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rp-pppoe/pppoe_3.3-1.2_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 60492 6f90f09bbb0115dd8b5aa08970fc7007

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rp-pppoe/pppoe_3.3-1.2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 54276 765e571caff2562b74bdae9636712d58

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rp-pppoe/pppoe_3.3-1.2_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 90212 c03d1045236ee6aaf0bec77e287b0a50

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rp-pppoe/pppoe_3.3-1.2_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 64064 8669b8c254a243fbb4620e9cf5ac5905

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rp-pppoe/pppoe_3.3-1.2_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 51000 23a16fdf89476bdf62107667d9f71d50

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rp-pppoe/pppoe_3.3-1.2_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 68078 750310a89f7f34d0e8921efb45999cda

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rp-pppoe/pppoe_3.3-1.2_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 68320 eb2c9ea82226df16363392e78ab04fb1

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rp-pppoe/pppoe_3.3-1.2_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 56970 dd068ef0338515cc0a846ed1dfdf0dbc

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rp-pppoe/pppoe_3.3-1.2_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 58376 8b520d4fc7ff356d40e7f7fc1b10b8e3

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rp-pppoe/pppoe_3.3-1.2_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 64326 c5523f8e12ec9bd01a003912df5611a7


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


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