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SuSE Security Announcement - gpm
  • From: marc@xxxxxxx (Marc Heuse)
  • Date: Wed Apr 05 19:58:55 2000
  • Message-id: <20000405195855.D28BE67A7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>




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                        SuSE Security Announcement

        Package: gpm < 1.18.1
        Date:    Wed,  5 Apr 2000 19:46:46 GMT

        Affected SuSE versions: all
        Vulnerability Type:     execute commands with privilege
        SuSE default package:   yes
        Other affected systems: all linux systems using gpm
______________________________________________________________________________

A security hole was discovered in the package mentioned above.
Please update as soon as possible or disable the service if you are using
this software on your SuSE Linux installation(s).

Other Linux distributions or operating systems might be affected as
well, please contact your vendor for information about this issue.

Please note that we provide this information on an "as-is" basis only.
There is no warranty whatsoever and no liability for any direct, indirect or
incidental damage arising from this information or the installation of
the update package.
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1. Problem Description

  gpm is a cut and paste utility and mouse server for virtual consoles.
  The gpm-root command, which is part of the gpm package, allows local users
  to define menus and commands to be executed on mouse events. When a
  command is executed via gpm, the group id 0 priviliged is not dropped.

2. Impact

  Local users may gain access to group id 0 and hence may modify files
  owned and writable by the gid 0.

3. Solution

  Update the package from our FTP server.
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Please verify these md5 checksums of the updates before installing:
(For SuSE 6.0, please use the 6.1 updates)

d71e12148aa501395bdf2a1192fa93de  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.1/ap1/gpm-1.18.1-44.alpha.rpm
1c20f45f754f9391c2b6c5b449f5ce42  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.3/ap1/gpm-1.18.1-44.alpha.rpm
814b6fd854780f205de12889589ce8a2  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/5.3/ap1/gpm-1.18.1-44.i386.rpm
c492bd85ec34d8e177d0e22b67b1c5bc  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.1/ap1/gpm-1.18.1-44.i386.rpm
a13f34f522acf560f7a4e5754ca0d85b  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.2/ap1/gpm-1.18.1-44.i386.rpm
ec64fd1187373f48c02922eb71ae2f7a  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.3/ap1/gpm-1.18.1-45.i386.rpm
0564749dce51690719a3eb1be8514f03  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.4/ap1/gpm-1.18.1-44.i386.rpm
8feb9a4a65af7e966f3fef4588b8bc5b  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/ppc/update/6.3/ap1/gpm-1.18.1-44.ppc.rpm
8a273a5c227ef077ae6ac34dc8284afb  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/ppc/update/6.4/ap1/gpm-1.18.1-48.ppc.rpm
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You can find updates on our ftp-Server:

  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update for Intel processors
  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update  for Alpha processors

or try the following web pages for a list of mirrors:
  http://www.suse.de/ftp.html
  http://www.suse.com/ftp_new.html

Our webpage for patches:
  http://www.suse.de/patches/index.html

Our webpage for security announcements:
  http://www.suse.de/security

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact
  security@xxxxxxx
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