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Debian GNU/Linux: orville-write

Jun 19, 2003, 21:59 (0 Talkback[s])
Debian Security Advisory DSA 326-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Matt Zimmerman
June 19th, 2003 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : orville-write
Vulnerability : buffer overflows
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific : no
CVE Ids : CAN-2003-0441

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.

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/o/orville-write/orville-write_2.53-4woody1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 589 170c84e5c499f942ca625cb0f10e2bbe
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/orville-write/orville-write_2.53-4woody1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 4882 f9147a6f6c6d69e954d024fbaf789ecf
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/orville-write/orville-write_2.53.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 75717 9dafdab825157df8377ce67a3c0eb2a5

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/orville-write/orville-write_2.53-4woody1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 63424 aa2124137efcafbf9baceb196a942564

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/orville-write/orville-write_2.53-4woody1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 52108 89c8970e2523fe6a98a053ae9bb1e997

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/orville-write/orville-write_2.53-4woody1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 51938 fb5d8e11b58013abd377e9425a8aab39

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/orville-write/orville-write_2.53-4woody1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 71988 df14d6a8f997ceec1acb348a8cb92b56

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/orville-write/orville-write_2.53-4woody1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 58534 b384d176de75d907dd08e723f701d6ed

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/orville-write/orville-write_2.53-4woody1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 51098 ac0307daa1d4c6abfe7810a85fd49589

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/orville-write/orville-write_2.53-4woody1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 57830 4507261a670f4c50605bb84170a705b2

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/orville-write/orville-write_2.53-4woody1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 57154 130d5d0d7e6d55145fe690f0de7d2a8e

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/orville-write/orville-write_2.53-4woody1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 51760 20d239c6aca202dc4a5bec07ba772219

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/orville-write/orville-write_2.53-4woody1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 54224 cb98e4b5fff39313b865978647f74ee5

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/orville-write/orville-write_2.53-4woody1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 60146 a5714352ef8e50bdbede1600afce7041

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>