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Debian: New luxman packages fix local root exploit

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. Fixed packages are available from security.debian.org.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 189-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
November 6th, 2002                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : luxman
Vulnerability  : local root exploit
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: yes
CVE Id         : CAN-2002-1245

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

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