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dsa-522.txt

dsa-522.txt
Posted Jun 22, 2004
Authored by Matt Zimmerman, Max Vozeler | Site debian.org

Debian Security Advisory DSA 522-1 - A format string vulnerability in super has been discovered that allows specified users to execute commands with root privileges. This vulnerability could potentially be exploited by a local user to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, local, root
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2004-0579
SHA-256 | 78c7e1bf65152d505c10fbb236ca5fba4a3cc83b2737cffa0bc5add027d86b91

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 522-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Matt Zimmerman
June 19th, 2004 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : super
Vulnerability : format string
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids : CAN-2004-0579

Max Vozeler discovered a format string vulnerability in super, a
program to allow specified users to execute commands with root
privileges. This vulnerability could potentially be exploited by a
local user to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

For the current stable distribution (woody), this problem has been
fixed in version 3.16.1-1.2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will has been fixed
in version 3.23.0-1.

We recommend that you update your super 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/super/super_3.16.1-1.2.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 575 cac1a056bb9e19b1338819fc4b88562c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/super/super_3.16.1-1.2.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 10032 99656fad8f5c309f26a02e2ef55d7358
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/super/super_3.16.1.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 192062 cc868b2fc2b44c47d86da314a11acf0b

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/super/super_3.16.1-1.2_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 126800 06b6c023404345b2cf744dda440ffa05

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/super/super_3.16.1-1.2_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 115492 89f02438278dfb1c01d93d47be991d7a

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/super/super_3.16.1-1.2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 110300 357228adad26cd42db7f25c1634d8808

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/super/super_3.16.1-1.2_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 144430 2d72df2a9ec7322272e0c5966b0e5b7c

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/super/super_3.16.1-1.2_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 124062 50ed0d3bc17633b2dcf01007ee7e035c

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/super/super_3.16.1-1.2_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 108254 9cedd2b84c59a6666f7b8942ebde0597

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/super/super_3.16.1-1.2_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 120728 a7ccfd46184977221d8fd0b1ec0ef7e5

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/super/super_3.16.1-1.2_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 121174 77a234a605b57758fdbded86a533ce7f

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/super/super_3.16.1-1.2_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 116772 c190e00530ae034c0036a28b70cec5bd

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/super/super_3.16.1-1.2_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 114678 04d5d44dc5298d141851bb3ca939c5ea

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/super/super_3.16.1-1.2_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 117518 5f5437d7e2879a1ead1916ee7d9453db

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

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>
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