Package : purity Vulnerability : buffer overflows Problem-Type : local Debian-specific: no
Two buffer overflows have been discovered in purity, a game for nerds and hackers, which is installed setgid games on a Debian system. This problem could be exploited to gain unauthorized access to the group games. A malicious user could alter the highscore of several games.
This problem has been fixed in version 1-14.2 for the current stable distribution (woody), in version 1-9.1 for the old stable distribution (potato) and in version 1-16 for the unstable distribution (sid).
We recommend that you upgrade your purity packages.
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 2.2 alias potato ---------------------------------