Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

More on LinuxToday

Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: luxman

Nov 06, 2002, 21:34 (0 Talkback[s])

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------
Debian Security Advisory DSA 189-1                                        Martin Schulze
November 6th, 2002            
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------

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
- --------------------------------

  This package is only available for the IA-32 architecture.

  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      570 6f07d15342abd605028d3cfde3dd1e6a
      Size/MD5 checksum:     6955 0ede91f130be23bd67383f47e6b51ccb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   268279 aa389327578e2d65f3f5035193e407cb

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   290680 e9aa37d421068e828307ef5c816ad72d

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next revision.

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