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Debian: New ppxp packages fix local root exploit

Jens Steube discovered that ppxp, yet another PPP program, does not release root privileges when opening potentially user supplied log files. This can be tricked into opening a root shell. Fixed packages are available from
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 725-1                                        Martin Schulze
May 19th, 2005                
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Package        : ppxp
Vulnerability  : missing privilege release
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0392

Jens Steube discovered that ppxp, yet another PPP program, does not
release root privileges when opening potentially user supplied log
files.  This can be tricked into opening a root shell.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.2001080415-6woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.2001080415-11.

We recommend that you upgrade your ppxp 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:
     Size/MD5 checksum:      706 964d29fc5c29b87e0aa86d4166dcdfa5
     Size/MD5 checksum:     8253 3595338ba6d14102c827fecd776d4c11
     Size/MD5 checksum:   426444 35dc6007ee4eafa9685f5e1e695a1464

 Alpha architecture:
     Size/MD5 checksum:   264352 d4bd9bced5e4dc7fa17196a310b5e557
     Size/MD5 checksum:    57274 a4313923dbd89b22e9698d654b091a2c
     Size/MD5 checksum:    61554 1a1c1ce48b78c56fc30ac934d3d03415
     Size/MD5 checksum:    71538 5d5114a8c44791daabc9a83c68137bc9

 ARM architecture:
     Size/MD5 checksum:   221798 6152fd047000bb95d4a190bb6379b0b3
     Size/MD5 checksum:    48290 5f6df1deda8f29283e205fae5766a899
     Size/MD5 checksum:    57450 df72503ab14df19a597892c56e3932d5
     Size/MD5 checksum:    60872 27899fde9424dfac635db9769c004433

 Intel IA-32 architecture:
     Size/MD5 checksum:   213140 89cb35820dd2f6d249acece5dbfd0fd9
     Size/MD5 checksum:    46656 bb3d151b9171d4ee00399cebf58c16b7
     Size/MD5 checksum:    56492 20bd9052ec7241fa8affa417c8ebe8ce
     Size/MD5 checksum:    58488 90e34feabbd50fc3624986d0fbaea456

 Intel IA-64 architecture:
     Size/MD5 checksum:   301726 d5e978bc304639a6433469dddb2331a3
     Size/MD5 checksum:    56466 91ce31c7568cc0a90ff2db609a1c0df4
     Size/MD5 checksum:    66850 c719a6205191021e3e1666f089366c56
     Size/MD5 checksum:    82930 91f5054797b5e06aa93fc6979f84aec1

 HP Precision architecture:
     Size/MD5 checksum:   241370 b3dd820d17dcbebf08c0db6832ee2794
     Size/MD5 checksum:    52530 7ea0bb8a124915b23557462d84111fb0
     Size/MD5 checksum:    61200 440bf784087e2caeef6180fb68168962
     Size/MD5 checksum:    69298 3d444541b6f4638e1c08fc28bef20b75

 Motorola 680x0 architecture:
     Size/MD5 checksum:   209544 f0367ccf232b1db80c9d9019700d3cd1
     Size/MD5 checksum:    47256 6c87bf5d43d195219abb26a086cb55da
     Size/MD5 checksum:    57572 5d4d73daad751f83543f142463ee2b81
     Size/MD5 checksum:    58838 70b368a6e2c88a2e6f8897f2af6bc746

 Big endian MIPS architecture:
     Size/MD5 checksum:   242930 f1cdc78af11a5525234b5cb729711f85
     Size/MD5 checksum:    52216 3c9bdb59cf4e363c7eafe55ad4c98c6d
     Size/MD5 checksum:    58002 fad1852775b1ffe31378041d61aa0540
     Size/MD5 checksum:    70490 b44d619f785d86a687dfc7e02fcbd17b

 Little endian MIPS architecture:
     Size/MD5 checksum:   243254 3023af6b39db97c963f1d42136abddce
     Size/MD5 checksum:    51134 ba2df4e6d00acfd4e34ed65a4b728539
     Size/MD5 checksum:    57786 e5ee8bbbc654f5410737a5a25d4109f3
     Size/MD5 checksum:    68876 6a84fc7283634162786adc8f10a4c4f1

 PowerPC architecture:
     Size/MD5 checksum:   226996 fefaf9555d2bc59600bd3cba6df65e7c
     Size/MD5 checksum:    50698 fa76f73bd51db1f27a95cf58aefb2899
     Size/MD5 checksum:    58712 62ca9d4cb838da262a83285de145d620
     Size/MD5 checksum:    63314 b51dcdc8bc0f6e6627819aa4ea91ffb3

 IBM S/390 architecture:
     Size/MD5 checksum:   223394 8fa85098c05da6035908cf3c00e371d8
     Size/MD5 checksum:    48576 6f01949fb43e199475683be2c3f003e9
     Size/MD5 checksum:    58740 8f9d6017ab0e0dcd110fe7e3a9a1f5b1
     Size/MD5 checksum:    64706 d6a5b703a46e920e98b3bbff4f1a5d87

 Sun Sparc architecture:
     Size/MD5 checksum:   228070 78c09baee8c1fcf19812cb5901a2e6b0
     Size/MD5 checksum:    49538 b113918f1a2aadfb2d3003d36d3ab825
     Size/MD5 checksum:    60172 b113214d78c36c80ff6ead9b1c6fdc86
     Size/MD5 checksum:    66830 ffb39d3d4daa3e6c9a0b1ff0ab5af9a8

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

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and

Version: GnuPG v1.4.1 (GNU/Linux)


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