DSA 691-1: New abuse packages fix local root exploit
Posted on: 03/07/2005 11:44 AM

New abuse packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 691-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
March 7th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : abuse
Vulnerability : several
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2005-0098 CAN-2005-0099

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in abuse, the SDL port of the Abuse action game. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

CAN-2005-0098

Erik Sjölund discovered several buffer overflows in the command line handling, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code with elevated privileges since it is installed setuid root.

CAN-2005-0099

Steve Kemp discoverd that that abuse creates some files without dropping privileges first, which may lead to the creation and overwriting of arbitrary files.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 2.00+-3woody4.

The unstable distribution (sid) does not contain an abuse package anymore.

We recommend that you upgrade your abuse 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/a/abuse/abuse_2.00+-3woody4.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 623 7a65008ae232f2b2a3b07d093229ba21
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/abuse/abuse_2.00+-3woody4.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 58555 02fdd3983b67b8ab482a9ec6156a39bd
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/abuse/abuse_2.00+.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 2511544 ca758e0b9b566f374700da4e62288c1f

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/abuse/abuse_2.00+-3woody4_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 368092 5b33e629303f3e361664dd2ad68c184e

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/abuse/abuse_2.00+-3woody4_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 293216 889469d2dc501b17d8b397b959c43b2b

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/abuse/abuse_2.00+-3woody4_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 481882 c6ca713c2c83bb83863fdf700282054d

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/abuse/abuse_2.00+-3woody4_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 470086 3cfa84160fb3daaadac03e8df13ca60d

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/abuse/abuse_2.00+-3woody4_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 337144 54a2fe9a5b23fd84423e3420b160d728

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/abuse/abuse_2.00+-3woody4_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 228178 e359e7ef29b6f79c399dc9bd99a85408

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/abuse/abuse_2.00+-3woody4_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 326616 bc7db32c0729ca361de0634b88cc4674

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/abuse/abuse_2.00+-3woody4_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 322142 c840c20fd82e03f45cebc0146baba7cc

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/abuse/abuse_2.00+-3woody4_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 282222 1ec1f756e714395821111ea8f6cb4652

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/abuse/abuse_2.00+-3woody4_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 270788 fd981943304e5c207b0b5877e052a478

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/abuse/abuse_2.00+-3woody4_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 272080 dbecc678daa315f1b6ff418c819ca443


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


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