DSA 681-1: New synaesthesia packages fix unauthorised file access
Posted on: 02/14/2005 03:42 PM

New synaesthesia packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 681-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
February 14th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : synaesthesia
Vulnerability : privilege escalation
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2005-0070

Erik Sjölund and Devin Carraway discovered that synaesthesia, a program for representing sounds visually, accesses user-controlled configuration and mixer files with elevated privileges. Thus, it is possible to read arbitrary files.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 2.1-2.1woody3.

For the testing (sarge) and unstable (sid) distribution this problem does not exist since synaesthesia is not installed setuid root anymore.

We recommend that you upgrade your synaesthesia 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/s/synaesthesia/synaesthesia_2.1-2.1woody3.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 635 10d25969579c0c47a7b129ad01da7484
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/synaesthesia/synaesthesia_2.1-2.1woody3.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 4016 be2f05ddbb3313c695e4eff731c680ef
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/synaesthesia/synaesthesia_2.1.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 129209 5bc166deb369a3c71efd61e1ad5e5475

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/synaesthesia/synaesthesia_2.1-2.1woody3_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 78042 d9e3e8349ea6f271de6a8285a8dfe495

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/synaesthesia/synaesthesia_2.1-2.1woody3_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 78348 5337592249f592cb0862203a6fca1159

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/synaesthesia/synaesthesia_2.1-2.1woody3_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 70848 bb1224e1dffc6bf0a44a3bba534a4bc0

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/synaesthesia/synaesthesia_2.1-2.1woody3_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 85912 68d1397f3599f6274580b15b9e7dc844

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/synaesthesia/synaesthesia_2.1-2.1woody3_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 77738 441992d64a1297a1c2aad0595de3ae71

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/synaesthesia/synaesthesia_2.1-2.1woody3_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 67484 ec838c58184804de2ab10c0586f818dc

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/synaesthesia/synaesthesia_2.1-2.1woody3_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 75892 a67edbec6ff9516e0a890cff2756a678

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/synaesthesia/synaesthesia_2.1-2.1woody3_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 75580 0c1402c43656f76f61dc096a231991bf

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/synaesthesia/synaesthesia_2.1-2.1woody3_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 72232 1bca4dfe5d5b27b6329b885b3c5f1350

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/synaesthesia/synaesthesia_2.1-2.1woody3_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 70430 f001c092c3f05099942db6b699fa0029

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/synaesthesia/synaesthesia_2.1-2.1woody3_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 71944 bb5f8638ecf6746521ab960433587735


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


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