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Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: freesweep

Sep 29, 2003, 01:28 (0 Talkback[s])

Debian Security Advisory DSA 391-1 Matt Zimmerman
September 28th, 2003

Package : freesweep
Vulnerability : buffer overflow
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific : no
CVE Ids : CAN-2003-0828

Steve Kemp discovered a buffer overflow in freesweep, when processing several environment variables. This vulnerability could be exploited by a local user to gain gid 'games'.

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 0.88-4woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you update your freesweep package.

Upgrade Instructions

wget url

will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb

will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:

apt-get update

will update the internal database apt-get upgrade

will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody

Source archives:
Size/MD5 checksum: 604 3b4fcb708f68923f54b4e6e9a75cdf2f
Size/MD5 checksum: 23476 8aa97d3f8d182be549621937a1de34a7
Size/MD5 checksum: 72711 cfcbe96ee572d4e737da3166f20c3f85

Alpha architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 41584 a80ee65d7609074a5fd0bb72a89d35c8

ARM architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 35648 42e0fea755cf1de15b96b6441bbca232

Intel IA-32 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 35920 f4d5a64504e5f47aecd81178826c9386

Intel IA-64 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 49758 b85c448dc51c6abf177287064e458ec2

HP Precision architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 40832 da4299857ed94f24e99581fc8aa7c55b

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 33690 edf0a457199e07e44c3c7b787ab50466

Big endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 37940 2a33af6b5b6fc76e67708768492d4e10

Little endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 37982 3a106328946d6115590228df1112e8b3

PowerPC architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 36332 03da264cc52ea053cfa19c96ee0a56dd

IBM S/390 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 36576 25ba7c0f70f83c2081b7b47a74b3b579

Sun Sparc architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 38638 f59794b6e93379516b6a2b979b4a2db8

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on its next revision.

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