Package : osh Vulnerability : programming error Problem type : local Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CVE-2005-3347 CVE-2005-3533 Debian Bug : 338312
Several security related problems have been discovered in osh, the operator's shell for executing defined programs in a privileged environment. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following vulnerabilities:
Charles Stevenson discovered a bug in the substitution of variables that allows a local attacker to open a root shell.
Solar Eclipse discovered a buffer overflow caused by the current working directory plus a filename that could be used to execute arbitrary code and e.g. open a root shell.
For the old stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 1.7-11woody2.
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 1.7-13sarge1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 1.7-15, however, the package has been removed entirely.
We recommend that you upgrade your osh package.
Upgrade Instructions - --------------------
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 - --------------------------------