Package : osh
Vulnerability : programming error
Problem type : local
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
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
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.
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:
will update the internal database
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