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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                   ESB-2008.0191 -- [UNIX/Linux][Debian]
               New splitvt packages fix privilege escalation
                             22 February 2008


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:              splitvt
Publisher:            Debian
Operating System:     Debian GNU/Linux 4.0
                      UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact:               Increased Privileges
Access:               Existing Account
CVE Names:            CVE-2008-0162

Original Bulletin:    http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1500

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
         platforms other than Debian. It is recommended that administrators
         running splitvt check for an updated version of the software
         for their operating system.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1500-1                  security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                               Steve Kemp
February 21, 2008                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : splitvt
Vulnerability  : privilege escalation
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-0162

Mike Ashton discovered that splitvt, a utility to run two programs in a
split screen, did not drop group privileges prior to executing 'xprop'.
This could allow any local user to gain the privileges of group utmp.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.6.6-4.

We recommend that you upgrade your splitvt package.

Upgrade instructions
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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 4.0 alias etch
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Source archives:

    Size/MD5 checksum:      602 38c5d340fe95abbd78edfa806618fce8
    Size/MD5 checksum:    10746 ea95a61da623237d715e5b1fdce9e92a

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

    Size/MD5 checksum:    41314 06622ad249f48ee2009f03ef1b4ba1ad

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

    Size/MD5 checksum:    37754 dd591bff5b03378ab225dbf41648e037

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

    Size/MD5 checksum:    38398 f9c5dc35197dcd1b8a2843a29c200bbb

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

    Size/MD5 checksum:    34754 70d76970fb5017197c78861c4d070cab

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

    Size/MD5 checksum:    50166 d2328ca3f1d1114cc9a2497d59e0ff9a

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))

    Size/MD5 checksum:    39434 3205ddfd371fd0edd5175333a5c94c1b

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

    Size/MD5 checksum:    37800 7c8d9c7f20e4a4fc92531f0a5cd7bb26

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

    Size/MD5 checksum:    37854 9c39d0109f6600022862c3ee6d1fb0c8

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

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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>
Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux)


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