Debian GNU/Linux: orville-writeJun 19, 2003, 21:59 (0 Talkback[s])
Orville Write, a replacement for the standard write(1) command, contains a number of buffer overflows. These could be exploited to gain either gid tty or root privileges, depending on the configuration selected when the package is installed.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 2.53-4woody1.
The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain an orville-write package.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon. See Debian bug report #170747.
We recommend that you update your orville-write package.
will fetch the file for you
will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:
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
Intel IA-32 architecture:
Intel IA-64 architecture:
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Sun Sparc architecture:
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
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