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xpcd - buffer overflow



Debian Security Advisory

DSA-368-1 xpcd -- buffer overflow

Date Reported:
08 Aug 2003
Affected Packages:
xpcd
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CAN-2003-0649.
More information:

Steve Kemp discovered a buffer overflow in xpcd-svga which can be triggered by a long HOME environment variable. This vulnerability could be exploited by a local attacker to gain root privileges.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 2.08-8woody1.

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

We recommend that you update your xpcd package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Source:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpcd/xpcd_2.08-8woody1.dsc
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpcd/xpcd_2.08-8woody1.diff.gz
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpcd/xpcd_2.08.orig.tar.gz
Alpha:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpcd/xpcd_2.08-8woody1_alpha.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpcd/xpcd-gimp_2.08-8woody1_alpha.deb
ARM:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpcd/xpcd_2.08-8woody1_arm.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpcd/xpcd-gimp_2.08-8woody1_arm.deb
Intel IA-32:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpcd/xpcd_2.08-8woody1_i386.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpcd/xpcd-gimp_2.08-8woody1_i386.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpcd/xpcd-svga_2.08-8woody1_i386.deb
Intel IA-64:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpcd/xpcd_2.08-8woody1_ia64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpcd/xpcd-gimp_2.08-8woody1_ia64.deb
HPPA:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpcd/xpcd_2.08-8woody1_hppa.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpcd/xpcd-gimp_2.08-8woody1_hppa.deb
Motorola 680x0:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpcd/xpcd_2.08-8woody1_m68k.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpcd/xpcd-gimp_2.08-8woody1_m68k.deb
Big endian MIPS:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpcd/xpcd_2.08-8woody1_mips.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpcd/xpcd-gimp_2.08-8woody1_mips.deb
Little endian MIPS:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpcd/xpcd_2.08-8woody1_mipsel.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpcd/xpcd-gimp_2.08-8woody1_mipsel.deb
PowerPC:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpcd/xpcd_2.08-8woody1_powerpc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpcd/xpcd-gimp_2.08-8woody1_powerpc.deb
IBM S/390:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpcd/xpcd_2.08-8woody1_s390.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpcd/xpcd-gimp_2.08-8woody1_s390.deb
Sun Sparc:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpcd/xpcd_2.08-8woody1_sparc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpcd/xpcd-gimp_2.08-8woody1_sparc.deb

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



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