[SECURITY] [DSA 189-1] New luxman packages fix local root exploit

ID DEBIAN:DSA-189-1:6672C
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2002-11-06T00:00:00


Debian Security Advisory DSA 189-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze November 6th, 2002 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : luxman Vulnerability : local root exploit Problem-Type : local Debian-specific: yes CVE Id : CAN-2002-1245

iDEFENSE reported about a vulnerability in LuxMan, a maze game for GNU/Linux, similar to the PacMan arcade game. When successfully exploited it a local attacker with read write access to the Memory, leading to a local root compromise in many ways, examples of which include scanning the file for fragments of the master password file and modifying kernel memory to re-map system calls.

This problem has been fixed in version 0.41-17.1 the current stable distribution (woody) and in version 0.41-19 for the unstable distribution (sid). The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected since it doesn't contain a luxman package

We recommend that you upgrade your luxman 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 3.0 alias woody

This package is only available for the IA-32 architecture.

Source archives:

  Size/MD5 checksum:      570 6f07d15342abd605028d3cfde3dd1e6a
  Size/MD5 checksum:     6955 0ede91f130be23bd67383f47e6b51ccb
  Size/MD5 checksum:   268279 aa389327578e2d65f3f5035193e407cb

Intel IA-32 architecture:

  Size/MD5 checksum:   290680 e9aa37d421068e828307ef5c816ad72d

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

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 <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>