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Debian Security Advisory: glibc local file overwrite problems

Mar 08, 2001, 20:50 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wichert Akkerman)

Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 18:46:59 +0100
From: Wichert Akkerman
Subject: [SECURITY] [DSA-039-1] glibc local file overwrite problems

Debian Security Advisory DSA-039-1                                                               Wichert Akkerman 
March  8, 2001

Package        : glibc
Problem type   : local file overwrite
Debian-specific: no
The version of GNU libc that was distributed with Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 suffered from 2 security problems:

* It was possible to use LD_PRELOAD to load libraries that are listed in /etc/, even for suid programs. This could be used to create (and overwrite) files which a user should not be allowed to.

* by using LD_PROFILE suid programs would write data to a file to /var/tmp, which was not done safely. Again, this could be used to create (and overwrite) files which a user should not have access to.

Both problems have been fixed in version 2.1.3-17 and we recommend that you upgrade your glibc packages immediately.

Please note that a side-effect of this upgrade is that ldd will no longer work on suid programs, unless you logged in as root.

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Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato

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

Source archives:
MD5 checksum: 2d09dcf45482a2c4400e033c92112110
MD5 checksum: 0483ad39d31a54db8781fddb79240e5d
MD5 checksum: aea1bb5c28f793013153d1b8f91eb746

Architecture indendent archives:
MD5 checksum: 06a18fbeee849642b48ff14cc0633984
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Alpha architecture:
MD5 checksum: 28e3d452aee9a89a7883885b76c7dc66
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MD5 checksum: 443417e614a33cf70d296fedb6733873
MD5 checksum: 86edee3f212a0d4c769d37eb8e6de404

ARM architecture:
MD5 checksum: 63e3785e0c034ad086014a07a641b43d
MD5 checksum: 3cf45427598f3c92c5744b647f14a315
MD5 checksum: 30ae1c962cae0d1df3fcd8924a7eb6d3
MD5 checksum: 5e4b00337e8cf44cd94125a30decf409
MD5 checksum: 0b4c9b9715d91fd9474a6a33775821b8
MD5 checksum: fce2f8c6d697ed386557fcf92ef4ce47
MD5 checksum: 946568baddaf2ef3430bc3e27c464079

Intel ia32 architecture:
MD5 checksum: a11f04dc605f9e0692bad7c43f29b90a
MD5 checksum: c92017b2d71066fb0ffada1090c72863
MD5 checksum: c4523e2dfa76352db81bb7c3852e52eb
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MD5 checksum: 95d336a17cbab782802304546b88f252
MD5 checksum: 3ac365c22541b0322f3f7acd4487362f

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
MD5 checksum: 73c51ecef6cb349e1c05c94d98b7f08f
MD5 checksum: fdb40a30e553dbda2928913e97869dac
MD5 checksum: 4ac47fdd91bb3e74ffb88903f9aa2a2f
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MD5 checksum: 6d4ad26d19cf6309369c59279d243c2f
MD5 checksum: b553448be9a6b872d2c38a606476b154

PowerPC architecture:
MD5 checksum: 7737f33dab4073f2f068675d0290f2e2
MD5 checksum: 018fcbba3194cbf39617c17d769390ac
MD5 checksum: 301d0bb507a617baeede970249eaad65
MD5 checksum: 47a36a1dcdcf10b1ff5781f3a433eba7
MD5 checksum: 80b640aa7d99456cb0fe394a25a9e36b
MD5 checksum: 9c44c79bf5c8767e3d144c6b9521b925
MD5 checksum: 359dc2ec51ec194da9ad5f7fd808ccc4

Sun Sparc architecture:
MD5 checksum: e63563d43a5e7e016e21c44b80ae530b
MD5 checksum: 32dd22813fe5db4e77ff9d0bc8df74ca
MD5 checksum: 648c72da9cd496f265c8a8426fa47516
MD5 checksum: c664c5e1b2fd9d2a3d856130f7750c70
MD5 checksum: 67123f10a4b04251c6922313c70102af
MD5 checksum: 895333e421ac054533b2cf3a989d2675
MD5 checksum: 7be597a2a98e985bd2f9cca65049d16f

These files will be moved into*/binary-$arch/ soon.

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate directory$arch/ .

For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and<pkg>