USN-526-1: debian-goodies vulnerability

04 October 2007

debian-goodies vulnerability

Releases

Packages

  • debian-goodies -

Details

Thomas de Grenier de Latour discovered that the checkrestart program included
in debian-goodies did not correctly handle shell meta-characters. A local
attacker could exploit this to gain the privileges of the user running
checkrestart.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 7.04
Ubuntu 6.10
Ubuntu 6.06

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

References