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Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: falconeye

Jul 15, 2003, 14:29 (0 Talkback[s])

Debian Security Advisory DSA 350-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Matt Zimmerman
July 15th, 2003 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : falconseye
Vulnerability : buffer overflow
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific : no
CVE Id : CAN-2003-0358

The falconseye package is vulnerable to a buffer overflow exploited via a long '-s' command line option. This vulnerability could be used by an attacker to gain gid 'games' on a system where falconseye is installed.

Note that falconseye does not contain the file permission error CAN-2003-0359 which affected some other nethack packages.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 1.9.3-7woody3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 1.9.3-9.

We recommend that you update your falconseye package.

Upgrade Instructions


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

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody


Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/falconseye/falconseye_1.9.3-7woody3.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 700 b11f92392768f7513c5d4f113faf113d
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/falconseye/falconseye_1.9.3-7woody3.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 14939 70aeba2469a22234e1d6c659c47e848a
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/falconseye/falconseye_1.9.3.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 8237462 1f5a837d76b64bf52cfe0033924fb37e

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/falconseye/falconseye-data_1.9.3-7woody3_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4991316 520ff0f0be13cfa42baa65af97f0b55e

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/falconseye/falconseye_1.9.3-7woody3_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1149664 3ff9e27ffa544fd1e5e2e8ddde03e1d5

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/falconseye/falconseye_1.9.3-7woody3_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 873900 1d50f9f972b15030de3923f9376a870b

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/falconseye/falconseye_1.9.3-7woody3_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 774438 f9df67fd1d58100b46aaf348d9678472

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/falconseye/falconseye_1.9.3-7woody3_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1381860 1a7d26c1962f3e222bd162b1d1f48359

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/falconseye/falconseye_1.9.3-7woody3_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1000060 7a106848005c7d98a4f85112dcfe4962

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/falconseye/falconseye_1.9.3-7woody3_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 728580 dfe5e7296df28eebd191debcb081097c

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/falconseye/falconseye_1.9.3-7woody3_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 935716 15224a235dc364839e9bd41dd86f21f5

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/falconseye/falconseye_1.9.3-7woody3_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 936784 c9b192045d43213a567a88eca6775dab

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/falconseye/falconseye_1.9.3-7woody3_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 881438 6e383fb41473e7433db1c88a05916c94

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/falconseye/falconseye_1.9.3-7woody3_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 854812 aa044dc021a572309b65c7d7ce821dca

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/falconseye/falconseye_1.9.3-7woody3_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 894254 0aaa7b6c9f8918aab550ea5e4af07a49

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.


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 <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>;