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Debian Security Advisory: New versions of Debian traceroute packages

Oct 13, 2000, 07:47 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 01:02:08 -0400
From: Daniel Jacobowitz drow@drow.them.org
To: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Subject: [SECURITY] New versions of Debian traceroute packages

Debian Security Advisory                                 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                            Daniel Jacobowitz
October 13, 2000

Package: traceroute
Vulnerability: local root exploit
Debian-specific: no
Vulnerable: yes
In versions of the traceroute package before 1.4a5-3, it is possible for a local user to gain root access by exploiting an argument parsing error.

This problem is fixed in version 1.4a5-3, uploaded to Debian's unstable distribution on August 24, 2000. Fixed packages are now also available in proposed-updates and will be included in the next revision of Debian/2.2 (potato).

The traceroute-nanog package is unaffected by this problem.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink

Slink contains an earlier version of traceroute, which is not affected by this problem.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 (stable) alias potato

Fixes are currently available for the Alpha, ARM, Intel ia32, Motorola 680x0, PowerPC and Sun SPARC architectures, and will be included in 2.2r1.

Source archives:
MD5 checksum: fa0c426fa84bf54ec33093bae90c1fdf
MD5 checksum: 4bd7bc9ec1894c75e7ccba51e6a91cc6
MD5 checksum: db5724df8d01b6c75aefe704e06e8160

Alpha architecture:
MD5 checksum: 6b3f20ecb08276c15715ae54ef8be0c7

ARM architecture:
MD5 checksum: 3e92eb865b388769da00a5cb3297a862

Intel ia32 architecture:
MD5 checksum: feba02e20848bdfafa6bf7dd9c594eba

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
MD5 checksum: fdc5a6ed3cd97067c4b7e1ddf7945287

PowerPC architecture:
MD5 checksum: 3cb1524fccc1eb0e011ec17d2d2a1407

Sun Sparc architecture:
MD5 checksum: a9f078c807e52ab1a68bdeba0d364be1

Debian GNU/Linux Unstable alias woody

This version of Debian is not yet released.

Fixes are currently available for Alpha, Intel ia32, Motorola 680x0, PowerPC and the Sun SPARC architectures, in the Debian archives. The stable packages listed above are also installable on current unstable systems.

For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org