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Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: xonix

Apr 15, 2004, 23:57 (0 Talkback[s])

Debian Security Advisory DSA 484-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Matt Zimmerman
April 14th, 2004 http://www.debian.org/security/faq


Package : xonix
Vulnerability : failure to drop privileges
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids : CAN-2004-0157

Steve Kemp discovered a vulnerability in xonix, a game, where an external program was invoked while retaining setgid privileges. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain gid "games".

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem will be fixed in version 1.4-19woody1.

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

We recommend that you update your xonix 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:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xonix/xonix_1.4-19woody1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 586 6f26d5b08dbeadab0cfe72724e4a7f7f
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xonix/xonix_1.4-19woody1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 5738 60429284d637729799c230d18e301d55
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xonix/xonix_1.4.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 44533 c53a8d9dcdb44a6e62a63913dc9e2610

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xonix/xonix_1.4-19woody1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 28266 8182ecc198a51bba3556d5222835437c

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xonix/xonix_1.4-19woody1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 25188 abfc1957fe2ac0adef9562b06037156b

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xonix/xonix_1.4-19woody1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 23256 a8dd1ba031684de6cf4c80749217c3eb

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xonix/xonix_1.4-19woody1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 34190 0b3a3255f062aa83945633a51f3c3fe5

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xonix/xonix_1.4-19woody1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 26540 b54c3819a331ae6c5b5bd0345bff14dd

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xonix/xonix_1.4-19woody1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 22524 c504fbffd9b8f12d529ee89e0bdd24c0

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xonix/xonix_1.4-19woody1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 26532 3189246548f72ea3bfec76785b890735

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xonix/xonix_1.4-19woody1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 26376 78365a237af4c9b0a1d2682071a66b55

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xonix/xonix_1.4-19woody1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 24944 fa8a7607397c1569806bd00c0870c3df

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xonix/xonix_1.4-19woody1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 25754 c6c0c542a92be4962b6ba26510ee5588

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xonix/xonix_1.4-19woody1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 27086 1a1cfb8adeb548358dda307c83c54d53

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


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>