DSA 640-1: New gatos packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 01/17/2005 05:18 AM

New gatos packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

Debian Security Advisory DSA 640-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
January 17th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : gatos
Vulnerability : buffer overflow
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2005-0016

Erik Sjölund discovered a buffer overflow in xatitv, one of the programs in the gatos package, that is used to display video with certain ATI video cards. xatitv is installed setuid root in order to gain direct access to the video hardware.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 0.0.5-6woody3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 0.0.5-15.

We recommend that you upgrade your gatos 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

Source archives:

Size/MD5 checksum: 629 0005020205c97ebd6f2efdf146846c15
Size/MD5 checksum: 40976 34933c1e1da0fbb172ab919e23b68e02
Size/MD5 checksum: 483916 9c16631afc933bde6f5d5e1421efddb7

Intel IA-32 architecture:

Size/MD5 checksum: 148110 2d2e9c2ba2d429175cab205c6ce6860d
Size/MD5 checksum: 109748 4c1d0a17839934a2c818e314c5d7d3b2
Size/MD5 checksum: 75460 bc27c6c2ec12dab3b6b3e164ee8f05f2

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

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