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Debian: New conquest packages fix local conquest exploit

Steve Kemp discovered a buffer overflow in the environment variable handling of conquest, a curses based, real-time, multi-player space warfare game, which could lead a local attacker to gain unauthorised access to the group conquest. Fixed packages are available from security.debian.org.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 398-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
November 10th, 2003                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : conquest
Vulnerability  : buffer overlow
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id         : CAN-2003-0933

Steve Kemp discovered a buffer overflow in the environment variable
handling of conquest, a curses based, real-time, multi-player space
warfare game, which could lead a local attacker to gain unauthorised
access to the group conquest.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 7.1.1-6woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 7.2-5.

We recommend that you upgrade your conquest 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/c/conquest/conquest_7.1.1-6woody1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      606 89c7be20d34d9176d18eb51f28c7806e
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/conquest/conquest_7.1.1-6woody1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    32749 27d90e0b6719579833cb064a2b70dcdb
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/conquest/conquest_7.1.1.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   255029 c02891f6c0c4b8c73a82c1c8185e3025

  Alpha architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/conquest/conquest_7.1.1-6woody1_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   366064 b6d212bd4a4880488195d47002e66981

  ARM architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/conquest/conquest_7.1.1-6woody1_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   227160 42399fea69c68ce63890e63b1b6c00ef

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/conquest/conquest_7.1.1-6woody1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   228846 f03fd6daf700e6f3bf8def68eff30d72

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/conquest/conquest_7.1.1-6woody1_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   402110 ffbff5ca106ee2d41b28aa15e61f74ce

  HP Precision architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/conquest/conquest_7.1.1-6woody1_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   260870 1348a3b191e52a84302ee6304654007f

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/conquest/conquest_7.1.1-6woody1_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   215282 02fc3e118af479c039dde99cf400dac7

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/conquest/conquest_7.1.1-6woody1_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   277570 a538cc763893262f56dbcc247d63f75f

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/conquest/conquest_7.1.1-6woody1_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   275324 ca3d4e2831592b7a0a9b302845895699

  PowerPC architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/conquest/conquest_7.1.1-6woody1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   267460 6c14f9505b9a70a26b251086fb0a4283

  IBM S/390 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/conquest/conquest_7.1.1-6woody1_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   241432 f427b9ce0febfe66370b773c84e30a2e

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/conquest/conquest_7.1.1-6woody1_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   302096 50f45c32dc171f547ade2d0439e3ebe0


  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: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/

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