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eterm - buffer overflow



Debian Security Advisory

DSA-309-1 eterm -- buffer overflow

Date Reported:
06 Jun 2003
Affected Packages:
eterm
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In the Bugtraq database (at SecurityFocus): BugTraq ID 7708.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CAN-2003-0382.
More information:

"bazarr" discovered that eterm is vulnerable to a buffer overflow of the ETERMPATH environment variable. This bug can be exploited to gain the privileges of the group "utmp" on a system where eterm is installed.

For the stable distribution (woody), this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.2-0pre2002042903.1.

The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected by this bug.

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

We recommend that you update your eterm package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Source:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/eterm/eterm_0.9.2-0pre2002042903.1.dsc
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/eterm/eterm_0.9.2-0pre2002042903.1.tar.gz
Alpha:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/eterm/eterm_0.9.2-0pre2002042903.1_alpha.deb
ARM:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/eterm/eterm_0.9.2-0pre2002042903.1_arm.deb
Intel IA-32:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/eterm/eterm_0.9.2-0pre2002042903.1_i386.deb
Intel IA-64:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/eterm/eterm_0.9.2-0pre2002042903.1_ia64.deb
HPPA:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/eterm/eterm_0.9.2-0pre2002042903.1_hppa.deb
Motorola 680x0:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/eterm/eterm_0.9.2-0pre2002042903.1_m68k.deb
Big endian MIPS:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/eterm/eterm_0.9.2-0pre2002042903.1_mips.deb
Little endian MIPS:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/eterm/eterm_0.9.2-0pre2002042903.1_mipsel.deb
PowerPC:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/eterm/eterm_0.9.2-0pre2002042903.1_powerpc.deb
IBM S/390:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/eterm/eterm_0.9.2-0pre2002042903.1_s390.deb
Sun Sparc:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/eterm/eterm_0.9.2-0pre2002042903.1_sparc.deb

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



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