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[DSA461] DSA-461-1 calife

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-461-1 calife

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Leon Juranic discovered a buffer overflow related to the
getpass(3) library function in
calife, a program which provides super user rights to specific
users. A local attacker could potentially
exploit this vulnerability, given knowledge of a local user's password
and the existence of at least one entry in /etc/calife.auth, to execute
arbitrary code with root rights.
For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
fixed in version 2.8.4c-1woody1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.8.6-1.
We recommend that you update your calife package.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-461
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 9756

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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