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18 January 2005

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

            ESB-2005.0045 -- Debian Security Advisory DSA 640-1
              New gatos packages fix arbitrary code execution
                              18 January 2005


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           gatos
Publisher:         Debian
Operating System:  Debian GNU/Linux 3.0
                   Linux variants
Impact:            Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access:            Existing Account
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-0016

Original Bulletin: http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-640

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 640-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
January 17th, 2005                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : gatos
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0016

Erik Sjölund discovered a buffer overflow in xatitv, one of the
programs in the gatos package, that is used to display video with
certain ATI video cards.  xatitv is installed setuid root in order to
gain direct access to the video hardware.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.0.5-6woody3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.0.5-15.

We recommend that you upgrade your gatos 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 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:

      Size/MD5 checksum:      629 0005020205c97ebd6f2efdf146846c15
      Size/MD5 checksum:    40976 34933c1e1da0fbb172ab919e23b68e02
      Size/MD5 checksum:   483916 9c16631afc933bde6f5d5e1421efddb7

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

      Size/MD5 checksum:   148110 2d2e9c2ba2d429175cab205c6ce6860d
      Size/MD5 checksum:   109748 4c1d0a17839934a2c818e314c5d7d3b2
      Size/MD5 checksum:    75460 bc27c6c2ec12dab3b6b3e164ee8f05f2

  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>

Version: GnuPG v1.2.5 (GNU/Linux)

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