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Debian: New tcptraceroute packages fix failure to drop root privileges

tcptraceroute is a setuid-root program which drops root privileges after obtaining a file descriptor used for raw packet capture. However, it did not fully relinquish all privileges, and in the event of an exploitable vulnerability, root privileges could be regained. No current exploit is known, but this safeguard is being repaired in order to provide a measure of containment in the event that an exploitable flaw should be discovered. Fixed packages are available from security.debian.org.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 330-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
June 23rd, 2003                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : tcptraceroute
Vulnerability  : failure to drop root privileges
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no

tcptraceroute is a setuid-root program which drops root privileges
after obtaining a file descriptor used for raw packet capture.
However, it did not fully relinquish all privileges, and in the event
of an exploitable vulnerability, root privileges could be regained.

No current exploit is known, but this safeguard is being repaired in
order to provide a measure of containment in the event that an
exploitable flaw should be discovered.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2-2.

The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain a tcptraceroute
package.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem is fixed in version
1.4-4.

We recommend that you update your tcptraceroute 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/t/tcptraceroute/tcptraceroute_1.2-2.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      587 18ca2e69514a091fed7da65e5ca21323
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcptraceroute/tcptraceroute_1.2-2.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:      985 a4ffe45dc75fe376fb5dc1f9d5fe1bfc
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcptraceroute/tcptraceroute_1.2.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    25096 e31e3f5bfd817d32ed6d954382ca768d

  Alpha architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcptraceroute/tcptraceroute_1.2-2_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    25426 bef51e445c5bbb672b98fec7d77d1b14

  ARM architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcptraceroute/tcptraceroute_1.2-2_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    22670 0750b8988f18cfe84b00712852cd3f6e

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcptraceroute/tcptraceroute_1.2-2_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    21706 1fe11254d8dff3563f5e7874e243f317

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcptraceroute/tcptraceroute_1.2-2_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    29094 9f9b1d0f35c551b85580794d1483877e

  HP Precision architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcptraceroute/tcptraceroute_1.2-2_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    23958 559580a3b8907c051c286a741ac7b433

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcptraceroute/tcptraceroute_1.2-2_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    21116 e42d766086dc3aadc8b9f1034bc1257a

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcptraceroute/tcptraceroute_1.2-2_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    23882 2541f59185b058a9c13c54958a4a1640

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcptraceroute/tcptraceroute_1.2-2_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    23974 01605e3ad001ca65c1a2ec4fb1fee447

  PowerPC architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcptraceroute/tcptraceroute_1.2-2_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    22544 7b9e6944134027de8a6093dcfab0a2d1

  IBM S/390 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcptraceroute/tcptraceroute_1.2-2_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    22896 77ab846ecd80f4ee22fae0c427766fac

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcptraceroute/tcptraceroute_1.2-2_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    25154 48e700ba7f127f40e068632fb2fa6bdd

  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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