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Debian: New zabbix packages fix privilege escalation

Bas van Schaik discovered that the agentd process of Zabbix, a network monitor system, may run user-supplied commands as group id root, not zabbix, which may lead to a privilege escalation. Fixed packages are available from
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1420-1                                  Thijs Kinkhorst
December 05, 2007           
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Package        : zabbix
Vulnerability  : programming error
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2007-6210
Debian Bug     : 452682

Bas van Schaik discovered that the agentd process of Zabbix, a network
monitor system, may run user-supplied commands as group id root, not
zabbix, which may lead to a privilege escalation.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version

zabbix is not included in the oldstable distribution (sarge).

We recommend that you upgrade your zabbix 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 GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:
   Size/MD5 checksum:      850 4b021367fae2f83903168622449ac3d5
   Size/MD5 checksum:    19016 853af44b6fa0f9519710af72d728283b
   Size/MD5 checksum:  1511210 8e733e41506dd34759daba01deeeefd9

Architecture independent packages:
   Size/MD5 checksum:   337552 2094fd712f01e85f293ffba7628271a3

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
   Size/MD5 checksum:   199540 d3c60f5e84c4c24622a93b7b88fcf21b
   Size/MD5 checksum:   134628 a1bc2d6920993443affd3a8751b9ca17
   Size/MD5 checksum:   208906 3c13b8046ff57e0fa8aea50f2be9ab55

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
   Size/MD5 checksum:   121058 88afd49700d9c27830b144c976d01bbc
   Size/MD5 checksum:   187334 84ff800dfeeaaa15b5bc54da2c60d541
   Size/MD5 checksum:   197896 f287da9192ed398e4a91eeb466f5d0f2

arm architecture (ARM)
   Size/MD5 checksum:   114812 54d95bd62d7fc9c4f7f489b3a6aa61b1
   Size/MD5 checksum:   184154 a86d542d9e915e3218857f627987b4da
   Size/MD5 checksum:   195136 69e6a2e140d706ea2e2345af3e4c7079

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
   Size/MD5 checksum:   129776 94cf53bf377404b7e735e03958c06b45
   Size/MD5 checksum:   198254 61e71f3347893b5db188f84639aa5408
   Size/MD5 checksum:   207124 ba7edc382a338dd1c199f5195c70600c

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
   Size/MD5 checksum:   191732 2bf4f31683e0cbc336761bb289637935
   Size/MD5 checksum:   202436 895df858131cb2a7cdaf08872990a5ad
   Size/MD5 checksum:   127066 92ffdb635471d03e6557feb09c964b14

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
   Size/MD5 checksum:   127084 1ec77d9776f50835b0de53280f6d1566
   Size/MD5 checksum:   202602 0e6f7eacb323cd92e794374b3ace26f5
   Size/MD5 checksum:   191870 37f5495aa653af479e47fbd7eaa9d881

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
   Size/MD5 checksum:   200586 d6f8539a23ef645e1acd89053d0ee9b4
   Size/MD5 checksum:   190128 f15156135f21e6038ea6ecbba9fd39b1
   Size/MD5 checksum:   124226 db888cf3cc5d4052f5df1faca2e2b959

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
   Size/MD5 checksum:   186494 31fe6349c1df9707e07dcc7f3188f4fa
   Size/MD5 checksum:   120012 57d1846b5821c0160ec04fc896f035cb
   Size/MD5 checksum:   197310 73739f20a98209392de313cb1f43add7

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
   Size/MD5 checksum:   190724 2139419b2569163970b964008989ceef
   Size/MD5 checksum:   113630 2845f0b14a5a8d57b20cb4646af97f2a
   Size/MD5 checksum:   181714 275fe787f58c0cec7dcbdfe05505778f

 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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