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New trr19 packages fix local games exploit

Steve Kemp discovered a problem in trr19, a type trainer application for GNU Emacs, which is written as a pair of setgid() binaries and wrapper programs which execute commands for GNU Emacs. However, the binaries don't drop privileges before executing a command, allowing an attacker to gain access to the local group games.

  • Vendor: Debian
  • Vendor ID: DSA 430-1
  • Date: January 28, 2004


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Debian Security Advisory DSA 430-1 [email protected]
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
January 28th, 2004 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : trr19
Vulnerability : missing privilege release
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2004-0047

Steve Kemp discovered a problem in trr19, a type trainer application
for GNU Emacs, which is written as a pair of setgid() binaries and
wrapper programs which execute commands for GNU Emacs. However, the
binaries don't drop privileges before executing a command, allowing an
attacker to gain access to the local group games.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.0beta5-15woody1. The mipsel binary will be added later.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your trr19 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/trr19/trr19_1.0beta5-15woody1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 579 ef536f27bf538edc75bcc4a815f90cef
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/trr19/trr19_1.0beta5-15woody1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 6042 4715d96b763e25a08a9884108e5d5199
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/trr19/trr19_1.0beta5.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 73636 72716b40338afe9e375c78738bb8a299

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/trr19/trr19_1.0beta5-15woody1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 75648 857fdaaaed024174255c3feb7e917fc6

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/trr19/trr19_1.0beta5-15woody1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 74618 bd883afc8db992aa1cb1308c832d58e8

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/trr19/trr19_1.0beta5-15woody1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 75032 daa5213df6e8ed2b0eddb865b5b3aed4

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/trr19/trr19_1.0beta5-15woody1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 76514 3f77d3971bade37e405c0179743f6475

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/trr19/trr19_1.0beta5-15woody1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 75304 f76e14612d1d899ffee59b4620e032f2

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/trr19/trr19_1.0beta5-15woody1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 74984 5147a5fa1557f0f87b839c197f79cb1d

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/trr19/trr19_1.0beta5-15woody1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 74790 413cc56a3563299eae4cb05f3314d981

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/trr19/trr19_1.0beta5-15woody1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 74746 745ef750e98a4746e928833d724e005e

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/trr19/trr19_1.0beta5-15woody1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 75434 da8efd5d8c74b16f1d0873219ec4d193

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/trr19/trr19_1.0beta5-15woody1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 78932 02ee65da931254b1bd10b6358013b222


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: [email protected]
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/

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