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HistorySep 24, 2001 - 12:44 p.m.

[SECURITY] [DSA 079-1] New UUCP packages fix local exploit


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Debian Security Advisory DSA 079-1 [email protected] Martin Schulze
September 24, 2001

Package : uucp
Vulnerability : uucp uid/gid access
Problem-Type : local exploit
Debian-specific: no

zen-parse has found a problem with Taylor UUCP as distributed with
many GNU/Linux distributions. It was possible to make uux' execute uucp' with malicious commandline arguments which gives an attacker
access to files owned by uid/gid uucp.

This problem has been fixed in version of 1.06.1-11potato1 for Debian
GNU/Linux 2.2 by using a patch that RedHat has provided.

We recommend that you upgrade your uucp package immediately.

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 2.2 alias potato

Source archives:
  MD5 checksum: 4e2f02a4abd2ce86ffb0e154ef5d162b
  MD5 checksum: fd358e7e14f32ffa16cd3f2e6137b05c
  MD5 checksum: 390af5277915fcadbeee74d2f3038af9

Alpha architecture:
  MD5 checksum: c1ad1038530a5ee1a6fb92fb90be287f

ARM architecture:
  MD5 checksum: 5821d1b6b9bccfa7486183216ffc7dfa

Intel ia32 architecture:
  MD5 checksum: deb9d76651686c2b0a2d51488e3cf0da

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
  MD5 checksum: 37f78dceb1e6c3b492246c888a744af7

PowerPC architecture:
  MD5 checksum: e2a81774e4cd6c1eabbcf1c8fbf2e406

Sun Sparc architecture:
  MD5 checksum: 28148692a588b9b0c9b7598d0084fd2a

These files will be moved into the stable distribution on its next

For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: [email protected]
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and;pkg&gt;

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