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Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - cdrecord

Jun 07, 2000, 20:48 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Sergio Bruder for this announcement. ]

CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT

PACKAGE: cdrecord

SUMMARY : Buffer overflow, no effect on default installation
DATE : 2000-JUN-07
AFFECTED CONECTIVA VERSIONS : 5.0

DESCRIPTION
The cdrecord program has a buffer overflow problem in the processing of the command-line argument "dev=". By exploring this vulnerability, a local user could make the program execute arbitrary commands. Conectiva Linux doesn't ship this binary with the SUID or SGID bits turned on. So, the vulnerability's extent is greatly reduced, not having the effect of granting higher user privileges.

SOLUTION
If the user needs to activate the SUID or SGID bits for the cdrecord binary, then an upgrade is strongly recommended. The updated packages are listed below.

DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS TO UPDATED PACKAGES:
ftp://ftp.conectiva.com.br/pub/conectiva/atualizacoes/5.0/i386/cdda2wav-1.8-2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://ftp.conectiva.com.br/pub/conectiva/atualizacoes/5.0/i386/cdrecord-1.8-2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://ftp.conectiva.com.br/pub/conectiva/atualizacoes/5.0/i386/cdrecord-devel-1.8-2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://ftp.conectiva.com.br/pub/conectiva/atualizacoes/5.0/i386/mkisofs-1.8-2cl.i386.rpm


SOURCE RPM PACKAGES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE:
ftp://ftp.conectiva.com.br/pub/conectiva/atualizacoes/5.0/SRPMS/cdda2wav-1.8-2cl.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.conectiva.com.br/pub/conectiva/atualizacoes/5.0/SRPMS/cdrecord-1.8-2cl.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.conectiva.com.br/pub/conectiva/atualizacoes/5.0/SRPMS/cdrecord-devel-1.8-2cl.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.conectiva.com.br/pub/conectiva/atualizacoes/5.0/SRPMS/mkisofs-1.8-2cl.src.rpm

All packages are signed with Conectiva's PGP key. The key can be obtained at http://www.conectiva.com.br/conectiva/contato.html

Information on how to install and/or upgrade RPM packages, and location of mirror sites, can be found at http://www.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes


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