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Secunia Security Advisory 32961

Secunia Security Advisory 32961
Posted Dec 2, 2008
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Debian has issued an update for flamethrower. This fixes a security issue, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to perform certain actions with escalated privileges.

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Secunia Security Advisory 32961

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TITLE:
Debian update for flamethrower

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA32961

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/32961/

CRITICAL:
Not critical

IMPACT:
Privilege escalation

WHERE:
Local system

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0
http://secunia.com/advisories/product/13844/
Debian GNU/Linux unstable alias sid
http://secunia.com/advisories/product/530/

DESCRIPTION:
Debian has issued an update for flamethrower. This fixes a security
issue, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to perform
certain actions with escalated privileges.

For more information:
SA32891

SOLUTION:
Apply updated packages.

-- Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flamethrower/flamethrower_0.1.8-1+etch1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 3138 f6263743cb41f4f75ab9f4dbc76a71a5
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flamethrower/flamethrower_0.1.8.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 23485 04e1b6c5b4e72879e8aa69fcccb0491f
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flamethrower/flamethrower_0.1.8-1+etch1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 598 4a880e477706f57bcfb806eb46a81922

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flamethrower/flamethrower_0.1.8-1+etch1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 16880 fbc0c1b237503a9d88521b444e4319e0

-- Debian GNU/Linux unstable alias sid --

Fixed in version 0.1.8-2.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
DSA-1676-1:
http://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/2008/msg00268.html

OTHER REFERENCES:
SA32891:
http://secunia.com/advisories/32891/

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