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Debian: New freesweep packages fix buffer overflow

Steve Kemp discovered a buffer overflow in freesweep, when processing several environment variables. This vulnerability could be exploited by a local user to gain gid 'games'. Fixed packages are available from security.debian.org.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 391-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
September 28th, 2003                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : freesweep
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids        : CAN-2003-0828

Steve Kemp discovered a buffer overflow in freesweep, when processing
several environment variables.  This vulnerability could be exploited
by a local user to gain gid 'games'.

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed
in version 0.88-4woody1.

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

We recommend that you update your freesweep 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/f/freesweep/freesweep_0.88-4woody1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      604 3b4fcb708f68923f54b4e6e9a75cdf2f
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/freesweep/freesweep_0.88-4woody1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    23476 8aa97d3f8d182be549621937a1de34a7
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/freesweep/freesweep_0.88.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    72711 cfcbe96ee572d4e737da3166f20c3f85

  Alpha architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/freesweep/freesweep_0.88-4woody1_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    41584 a80ee65d7609074a5fd0bb72a89d35c8

  ARM architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/freesweep/freesweep_0.88-4woody1_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    35648 42e0fea755cf1de15b96b6441bbca232

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/freesweep/freesweep_0.88-4woody1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    35920 f4d5a64504e5f47aecd81178826c9386

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/freesweep/freesweep_0.88-4woody1_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    49758 b85c448dc51c6abf177287064e458ec2

  HP Precision architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/freesweep/freesweep_0.88-4woody1_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    40832 da4299857ed94f24e99581fc8aa7c55b

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/freesweep/freesweep_0.88-4woody1_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    33690 edf0a457199e07e44c3c7b787ab50466

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/freesweep/freesweep_0.88-4woody1_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    37940 2a33af6b5b6fc76e67708768492d4e10

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/freesweep/freesweep_0.88-4woody1_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    37982 3a106328946d6115590228df1112e8b3

  PowerPC architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/freesweep/freesweep_0.88-4woody1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    36332 03da264cc52ea053cfa19c96ee0a56dd

  IBM S/390 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/freesweep/freesweep_0.88-4woody1_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    36576 25ba7c0f70f83c2081b7b47a74b3b579

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/freesweep/freesweep_0.88-4woody1_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    38638 f59794b6e93379516b6a2b979b4a2db8

  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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