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fuzz - privilege escalation

Debian Security Advisory

DSA-302-1 fuzz -- privilege escalation

Date Reported:
07 May 2003
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
No other external database security references currently available.
More information:

Joey Hess discovered that fuzz, a software stress-testing tool, creates a temporary file without taking appropriate security precautions. This bug could allow an attacker to gain the privileges of the user invoking fuzz, excluding root (fuzz does not allow itself to be invoked as root).

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 0.6-6woody1.

The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain a fuzz package.

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

We recommend that you update your fuzz package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Motorola 680x0:
Big endian MIPS:
Little endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.

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