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Debian DSA 299-1: leksbot improper setuid-root execution

by Nikola Strahija on May 9th, 2003 Several vulnerabilities have been found in the utilities that come with the leksbot package, due to a packaging error, local root exploitation is possible

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 299-1 [email protected] Matt Zimmerman
May 6th, 2003
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Package : leksbot
Vulnerability : improper setuid-root execution
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific: yes

Maurice Massar discovered that, due to a packaging error, the program
/usr/bin/KATAXWR was inadvertently installed setuid root. This
program was not designed to run setuid, and contained multiple
vulnerabilities which could be exploited to gain root privileges.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2-3.1.

The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain a leksbot

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2-5.

We recommend that you update your leksbot 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:
Size/MD5 checksum: 577 759aa0713d4f7b013a079f1626bd5cc4
Size/MD5 checksum: 3057 66f10753677699aca83250096e72e9b3
Size/MD5 checksum: 46440 24011cfeb132d4498eca1006c5f2781d

Alpha architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 56260 91b9b0da8d67c907a60af95d8a4054d1

ARM architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 53778 0fc4c2932cc2da3836926f0b436b493e

Intel IA-32 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 53896 ebca7805ce1b96dcba719a8dcf173999

Intel IA-64 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 55548 0d497081ffa4f4c7e868bceae5e941be

HP Precision architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 54688 b34bf7355d5be83596f445aeb7f0d07c

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 53812 e6b6422a1bbd38c03a662d7452a6682f

Big endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 54116 81f5e3775bed2907939c023771c863a0

Little endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 54098 6d856a3a98b751b9ab191f0797b83556

PowerPC architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 54022 d8dc441cd826e18ab80b2719894dd06d

IBM S/390 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 54370 35e5441499d07080b682368d5d5a10cc

Sun Sparc architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 57252 21fc8189326e1bbf1c12e833f94c6cb4
These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next revision.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: [email protected]
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and
Version: GnuPG v1.2.2 (GNU/Linux)


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