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lv - privilege escalation



Debian Security Advisory

DSA-304-1 lv -- privilege escalation

Date Reported:
15 May 2003
Affected Packages:
lv
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CAN-2003-0188.
More information:

Leonard Stiles discovered that lv, a multilingual file viewer, would read options from a configuration file in the current directory. Because such a file could be placed there by a malicious user, and lv configuration options can be used to execute commands, this represented a security vulnerability. An attacker could gain the privileges of the user invoking lv, including root.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 4.49.4-7woody2.

For the old stable distribution (potato) this problem has been fixed in version 4.49.3-4potato2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem is fixed in version 4.49.5-2.

We recommend that you update your lv package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Source:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lv/lv_4.49.4-7woody2.dsc
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lv/lv_4.49.4-7woody2.diff.gz
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lv/lv_4.49.4.orig.tar.gz
Alpha:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lv/lv_4.49.4-7woody2_alpha.deb
ARM:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lv/lv_4.49.4-7woody2_arm.deb
Intel IA-32:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lv/lv_4.49.4-7woody2_i386.deb
Intel IA-64:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lv/lv_4.49.4-7woody2_ia64.deb
HPPA:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lv/lv_4.49.4-7woody2_hppa.deb
Motorola 680x0:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lv/lv_4.49.4-7woody2_m68k.deb
Big endian MIPS:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lv/lv_4.49.4-7woody2_mips.deb
Little endian MIPS:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lv/lv_4.49.4-7woody2_mipsel.deb
PowerPC:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lv/lv_4.49.4-7woody2_powerpc.deb
IBM S/390:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lv/lv_4.49.4-7woody2_s390.deb
Sun Sparc:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lv/lv_4.49.4-7woody2_sparc.deb

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 (potato)

Source:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lv/lv_4.49.3-4potato2.dsc
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lv/lv_4.49.3-4potato2.diff.gz
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lv/lv_4.49.3.orig.tar.gz
Alpha:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lv/lv_4.49.3-4potato2_alpha.deb
ARM:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lv/lv_4.49.3-4potato2_arm.deb
Intel IA-32:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lv/lv_4.49.3-4potato2_i386.deb
Motorola 680x0:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lv/lv_4.49.3-4potato2_m68k.deb
PowerPC:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lv/lv_4.49.3-4potato2_powerpc.deb
Sun Sparc:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lv/lv_4.49.3-4potato2_sparc.deb

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



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