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Debian Security Advisory: New version of modutils released

Nov 22, 2000, 21:27 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin Schulze)

Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 22:07:02 +0100
From: Martin Schulze joey@finlandia.infodrom.north.de
To: Debian Security Announcements debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Subject: [SECURITY] New version of modutils released

Debian Security Advisory                                        security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                           Martin Schulze 
November 22, 2000

Package        : modutils
Problem type   : local buffer overflow
Debian-specific: no
Sebastian Krahmer raised an issue in modutils. In an ideal world modprobe should trust the kernel to only pass valid parameters to modprobe. However he has found at least one local root exploit because high level kernel code passed unverified parameters direct from the user to modprobe. So modprobe no longer trusts kernel input and switches to a safemode.

This problem has been fixed in version 2.3.11-13.1 and we recommend that you upgrade your modutils packages immediately.

This problem does not exist in the big elvis package.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.
Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink

Slink is no longer being supported by the Debian Security Team. We highly recommend an upgrade to the current stable release.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato

Potato was released for the Alpha, ARM, Intel ia32, Motorola 680x0, PowerPC and Sun Sparc architectures. Fixes are available for all of them and will be included in 2.2r2.

Source archives:
MD5 checksum: fd65f6fb5554031fe9ffa4d0e000e8b2
MD5 checksum: 2aa5e5932211f4d799ae302013410e5e

Alpha architecture:
MD5 checksum: 6e4d54d87129ff14cbb667c69454bf0f

ARM architecture:
MD5 checksum: 12d4bd14fbc6f5bea5e399e886fef1bd

Intel ia32 architecture:
MD5 checksum: 14c86f702cfed261eb65fdcecaab9c4e

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
MD5 checksum: 41579a25f953981cc3148aee14699145

PowerPC architecture:
MD5 checksum: b551d48435268e338e673f21f08d997d

Sun Sparc architecture:
MD5 checksum: a96dee6c2525ac409bd3c58c711133fe

These files will be moved into
ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.

Debian GNU/Linux Unstable alias woody

This version of Debian is not yet released.

Fixes will be made available for Alpha, ARM, Intel ia32, Motorola 680x0, PowerPC, and Sun Sparc in the Debian archive over the next several days.

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate directory ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .

apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
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>