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Debian Security Advisory: New sudo packages for powerpc available

Mar 06, 2001, 06:10 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin Schulze)

Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 03:15:05 +0100
From: Martin Schulze joey@finlandia.infodrom.north.de
To: Debian Security Announcements debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Subject: [SECURITY] [DSA 031-2] New sudo packages for powerpc available


Debian Security Advisory DSA-031-2                                      security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                                   Martin Schulze 
March 6, 2001


Package        : sudo
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Debian-specific: no
Todd Miller announced a new version of sudo which corrects a buffer overflow that could potentially be used to gain root privilages on the local system. This bugfix has been backported to the version which was used in Debian GNU/Linux 2.2.

The most recent advisory covering sudo missed one architecture that was released with 2.2. Therefore this advisory is only an addition to DSA 031-1 and only adds the relevant package for the powerpc architecture.

We recommend you upgrade your sudo packages for powerpc immediately. wget url will fetch the file for you dpkg -i file.deb will install the referenced file. You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato


Potato was released for the alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc architectures.

PowerPC architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/sudo_1.6.2p2-1potato1_powerpc.deb
MD5 checksum: aed5d9d437b614ab8495cbafe2d421ac

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


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>