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Debian: New super packages fix format string vulnerability

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. Fixed packages are available from security.debian.org.
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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 ' and http://packages.debian.org/
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