Debian alert: glibc local file overwrite problems

Posted by dave on Mar 8, 2001 8:46 AM EDT
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The version of GNU libc that was distributed with Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 suffered from 2 security problems:


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Debian Security Advisory DSA-039-1                                  Wichert Akkerman
March  8, 2001
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Package        : glibc
Problem type   : local file overwrite
Debian-specific: no

The version of GNU libc that was distributed with Debian GNU/Linux 2.2
suffered from 2 security problems:

* It was possible to use LD_PRELOAD to load libraries that are listed in
  /etc/, even for suid programs. This could be used to create
  (and overwrite) files which a user should not be allowed to.

* by using LD_PROFILE suid programs would write data to a file
  to /var/tmp, which was not done safely. Again, this could be  used
  to create (and overwrite) files which a user should not have access

Both problems have been fixed in version 2.1.3-17 and we recommend that
you upgrade your glibc packages immediately.

Please note that a side-effect of this upgrade is that ldd will no longer
work on suid programs, unless you logged in as root.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
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  Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc.

  Source archives:
      MD5 checksum: 2d09dcf45482a2c4400e033c92112110
      MD5 checksum: 0483ad39d31a54db8781fddb79240e5d
      MD5 checksum: aea1bb5c28f793013153d1b8f91eb746

  Architecture indendent archives:
      MD5 checksum: 06a18fbeee849642b48ff14cc0633984
      MD5 checksum: 272079ae1d3afe16b18cbc3d903a5685

  Alpha architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 28e3d452aee9a89a7883885b76c7dc66
      MD5 checksum: 452a709107c611efffb6e4ff3697eb10
      MD5 checksum: 68208d16954c2f81fe38a41fc6b83720
      MD5 checksum: dc0ba72ff66b3e25213e6ab12c927941
      MD5 checksum: 3e75804a7de8a317304dc4b615e290d3
      MD5 checksum: 6f4bf6d43ef36117efe43bad15159dc4
      MD5 checksum: 443417e614a33cf70d296fedb6733873
      MD5 checksum: 86edee3f212a0d4c769d37eb8e6de404

  ARM architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 63e3785e0c034ad086014a07a641b43d
      MD5 checksum: 3cf45427598f3c92c5744b647f14a315
      MD5 checksum: 30ae1c962cae0d1df3fcd8924a7eb6d3
      MD5 checksum: 5e4b00337e8cf44cd94125a30decf409
      MD5 checksum: 0b4c9b9715d91fd9474a6a33775821b8
      MD5 checksum: fce2f8c6d697ed386557fcf92ef4ce47
      MD5 checksum: 946568baddaf2ef3430bc3e27c464079

  Intel ia32 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: a11f04dc605f9e0692bad7c43f29b90a
      MD5 checksum: c92017b2d71066fb0ffada1090c72863
      MD5 checksum: c4523e2dfa76352db81bb7c3852e52eb
      MD5 checksum: f752ce83bdb45c106a564107727f4ac9
      MD5 checksum: 2e97ae1db914e6bf1bbf9f622668802a
      MD5 checksum: 80592eeaf265a2fa5e4ec17429bd7a29
      MD5 checksum: 95d336a17cbab782802304546b88f252
      MD5 checksum: 3ac365c22541b0322f3f7acd4487362f

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 73c51ecef6cb349e1c05c94d98b7f08f
      MD5 checksum: fdb40a30e553dbda2928913e97869dac
      MD5 checksum: 4ac47fdd91bb3e74ffb88903f9aa2a2f
      MD5 checksum: 1ac2effcfa957fba33364f15a0e6a0ad
      MD5 checksum: 9fa4049d37577c6bf84b6c3b618a3cf7
      MD5 checksum: 09e08e0912fb30238c888aa95f2ea5a2
      MD5 checksum: 6d4ad26d19cf6309369c59279d243c2f
      MD5 checksum: b553448be9a6b872d2c38a606476b154

  PowerPC architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 7737f33dab4073f2f068675d0290f2e2
      MD5 checksum: 018fcbba3194cbf39617c17d769390ac
      MD5 checksum: 301d0bb507a617baeede970249eaad65
      MD5 checksum: 47a36a1dcdcf10b1ff5781f3a433eba7
      MD5 checksum: 80b640aa7d99456cb0fe394a25a9e36b
      MD5 checksum: 9c44c79bf5c8767e3d144c6b9521b925
      MD5 checksum: 359dc2ec51ec194da9ad5f7fd808ccc4

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      MD5 checksum: e63563d43a5e7e016e21c44b80ae530b
      MD5 checksum: 32dd22813fe5db4e77ff9d0bc8df74ca
      MD5 checksum: 648c72da9cd496f265c8a8426fa47516
      MD5 checksum: c664c5e1b2fd9d2a3d856130f7750c70
      MD5 checksum: 67123f10a4b04251c6922313c70102af
      MD5 checksum: 895333e421ac054533b2cf3a989d2675
      MD5 checksum: 7be597a2a98e985bd2f9cca65049d16f

  These files will be moved into*/binary-$arch/ soon.

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory$arch/ .

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