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Debian: New usermin packages fix denial of service

Hendrik Weimer discovered that it is possible for a normal user to disable the login shell of the root account via usermin, a web-based administration tool. Fixed packages are available from
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1177-1                                       Martin Schulze
September 15th, 2006          
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Package        : usermin
Vulnerability  : programming error
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2006-4246
CERT advisory  :
BugTraq ID     :
Debian Bug     : 374609

Hendrik Weimer discovered that it is possible for a normal user to
disable the login shell of the root account via usermin, a web-based
administration tool.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.110-3.1.

In the upstream distribution this problem is fixed in version 1.220.

We recommend that you upgrade your usermin 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 at the end of this advisory:

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 3.1 alias sarge
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 Architecture independent components:
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     Size/MD5 checksum:    12040 f40d0a44902f808d23af4d9f0a71f953
     Size/MD5 checksum:    24304 b0f335885164e18c784de10e44af4f60
     Size/MD5 checksum:    91100 5328bf55d1a4faed368123461ac5274c
     Size/MD5 checksum:   491116 ff5204df55e4761057a487e9125c743f

 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

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