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DSA 189-1-New luxman packages fix local root exploit

by Nikola Strahija on November 7th, 2002 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
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This package is only available for the IA-32 architecture.

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/luxman/luxman_0.41-17.1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 570 6f07d15342abd605028d3cfde3dd1e6a
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/luxman/luxman_0.41-17.1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 6955 0ede91f130be23bd67383f47e6b51ccb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/luxman/luxman_0.41.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 268279 aa389327578e2d65f3f5035193e407cb

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/luxman/luxman_0.41-17.1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 290680 e9aa37d421068e828307ef5c816ad72d


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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