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Debian Security Advisory: New version of sudo released

Feb 28, 2001, 20:08 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 05:30:14 -0700
From: debian-security-announce@LISTS.DEBIAN.ORG
Subject: [SECURITY] [DSA-031-1] New version of sudo released

Debian Security Advisory DSA-031-1                                                               Michael Stone 
February 28, 2001

Package: sudo
Vulnerability: buffer overflow
Debian-specific: no
Todd Miller announced a new version of sudo which corrects a buffer overflow that could potentially be used to gain root privilages on the local system. The fix from sudo 1.6.3p6 is available in sudo 1.6.2p2-1potato1 for Debian 2.2 (potato).

We recommend you upgrade your sudo package immediately.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato

Potato was released for the alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc architectures.

Source archives:
MD5 checksum: b25c73940abcd6768e7f9d879709a45e
MD5 checksum: 1cae605d9c06d7c68b14e5cca59629fc
MD5 checksum: dd5944c880fd5cc56bc0f0199e92d2b4

Alpha architecture:
MD5 checksum: 16ff5db5460f787b859efc512b00fb32

ARM architecture:
MD5 checksum: e1771d334e62f5fab75d15e30eceb37b

Intel ia32 architecture:
MD5 checksum: 837a528b2e0ad0971931794e1319b0f8

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
MD5 checksum: 1e7e0e90c21679b5973873efb08412f0

PowerPC architecture:
Not yet available.

Sun Sparc architecture:
MD5 checksum: fd67c6d7d6128af61e9bdd702501aefe

These files will be moved into*/binary-$arch/ soon.

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate directory$arch/ .

For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and<pkg>