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[SECURITY] [DSA 1465-1] New apt-listchanges packages fix arbitrary code execution
From: Steve Kemp <skx () debian org>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 14:38:45 +0000

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1465-1                  security () debian org
http://www.debian.org/security/                               Steve Kemp
January 17, 2008                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : apt-listchanges
Vulnerability  : programming erorr
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: yes
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-0302

Felipe Sateler discovered that apt-listchanges, a package change history
notification tool, used unsafe paths when importing its python libraries.
This could allow the execution of arbitary shell commands if the root user
executed the command in a directory which other local users may write
to.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version
2.72.5etch1.

For the old stable distribution (sarge), this problem was not present.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version
2.82.

We recommend that you upgrade your apt-listchanges package.


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

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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Source archives:

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/apt-listchanges/apt-listchanges_2.72.5etch1.dsc
    Size/MD5 checksum:      665 6dbbc030dc907a2358874c07a157f27d
  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/apt-listchanges/apt-listchanges_2.72.5etch1.tar.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:    82788 e38490ef0a5515aae72011c95270dd92

Architecture independent packages:

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/apt-listchanges/apt-listchanges_2.72.5etch1_all.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    65254 b452757a483df5f805e7ee7b6f112b71


  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce () lists debian org
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>
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