[SECURITY] new version isdnutils fixes exploitable xmonisdn
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We have received reports that the version of xmonisdn as distributed
in the isndutils package from Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 has a security
Xmonisdn is an X applet that shows the status of the ISDN links. You can
configure it to run two scripts when the left or right mouse button are
clicked on it. Xmonisdn was installed setuid root so that the scripts
could do things like add and delete the default route. However is that
while the scripts were checked for owner root and not writeable by group
or others the scripts are run via the system() library function, which
spawns a shell to run it. This means that the scripts are open to attack
via IFS and/or PATH manipulation.
However, the setuid root isn't necessary anymore as the ISDN system now
offers other ways of preventing dialouts besides by manipulating network
routes. This can be done by anyone who can access /dev/isdnctrl0 and
/dev/isdninfo. On debian systems those are rw for group dialout, so if
xmonisdn is run by someone in group dialout, they can execute the
necessary isdnctrl commands.
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dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.
Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink
This version of Debian was released only for Intel, the Motorola
680x0, the alpha and the Sun sparc architecture.
MD5 checksum: 56f4328687b0478c83b49ae8c61d3a24
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MD5 checksum: 83cb39ed37747367331ec5b433fc7dda
MD5 checksum: 984e4be2224fcf90261139e2576b2d35
Intel ia32 architecture:
MD5 checksum: 6550f5ee476a0c8056acf19f5a1e41fb
Sun Sparc architecture:
MD5 checksum: 2da71a182ff8955c0822aa9737095c97
For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .
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