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Debian: New suphp packages fix local privilege escalation

It was discovered that suphp, an Apache module to run PHP scripts with owner permissions handles symlinks insecurely, which may lead to privilege escalation by local users. Fixed packages are available from
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1550-1                               Moritz Muehlenhoff
April 17, 2008              
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Package        : suphp
Vulnerability  : programming error
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-1614
Debian Bug     : 475431

It was discovered that suphp, an Apache module to run PHP scripts with
owner permissions handles symlinks insecurely, which may lead to
privilege escalation by local users.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.6.2-1+etch0.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your suphp packages.

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 4.0 (stable)
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc and s390.

Source archives:
   Size/MD5 checksum:    84478 1a1eede94aac39e7e7a2b6113c1ecc92
   Size/MD5 checksum:   372241 3ee72ad0198587b533045add6681c884
   Size/MD5 checksum:      790 3aa0720205a32221eb52a981ddcdfd89

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
   Size/MD5 checksum:    15648 b8fadf36126f8f6a33630370260e277f
   Size/MD5 checksum:    93420 cffd9423e55b7f4b4ddc332b7f039045
   Size/MD5 checksum:    17640 3dadfc97bba8c09fc415fd36f08e0d80

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
   Size/MD5 checksum:    15330 4d08416e7e914acdb6f26249de4d8aa6
   Size/MD5 checksum:    83372 67e1aaacf2ab9fe93f3869465e0825c6
   Size/MD5 checksum:    17214 580934d3a0ef003d62fe2baf2f0a58d8

arm architecture (ARM)
   Size/MD5 checksum:    93974 4e5d85f6c81e3c838af9d394bb967d32
   Size/MD5 checksum:    16518 c59d80322cd3eb62b8e39623a20a665c
   Size/MD5 checksum:    14792 dbe97d39a6bfa069b1704c11d7230cf7

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
   Size/MD5 checksum:    92534 f0e9f893e92cc4ee3540096d1b719c22
   Size/MD5 checksum:    15940 79b30f1a14baf9feb9290513b16d079f
   Size/MD5 checksum:    18070 b46a68761c0bafbc5b4e05d5500ded75

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
   Size/MD5 checksum:    16834 7f11e90a62d921b5db283f3ade65d726
   Size/MD5 checksum:    15130 7728dd5ffa43ec81d94113b0511fa92b
   Size/MD5 checksum:    82364 8c7696c278a9c9693ed3c46be3c087c3

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
   Size/MD5 checksum:    19814 5aa2a4f35444853a9aed5e428ac707b7
   Size/MD5 checksum:    17088 30455e4e07ccaea8f3fa246aaa4322eb
   Size/MD5 checksum:   104372 84cd23d6177fb776f3b7816745c79532

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
   Size/MD5 checksum:    79722 c6045f7f612218f2e3a31ef35d1bde66
   Size/MD5 checksum:    15060 dd6841e4b5f1d8d8ae8bf187808f6bf4
   Size/MD5 checksum:    16974 5a1c0ade8c20b703cdb654b84e6d4a2f

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
   Size/MD5 checksum:    79196 b93468fa514e31688cd5bad1ea31879d
   Size/MD5 checksum:    16954 57f4652573880cc60e023a99a7c0cd7b
   Size/MD5 checksum:    15056 6b0578906d3431a71fdd95b29a8208ca

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
   Size/MD5 checksum:    16586 f31ba2b8492ab15a36d04c57f124ba27
   Size/MD5 checksum:    18462 5b6fa3933397f8156036e8cd05a2f23d
   Size/MD5 checksum:    80246 5947075d36dbbc22331745f24c2e22f4

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
   Size/MD5 checksum:    72420 e12e97657ccd10331027e9f7276b4767
   Size/MD5 checksum:    15634 f62b4b178ee5b09476fdfc7ea19a02b2
   Size/MD5 checksum:    17578 a686adaadafa18f74d18b19434236cc5

 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 v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux)



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