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From: Slackware Security Team <security@slackware.com>
To: slackware-security@slackware.com
Subject: [slackware-security] arts (SSA:2006-178-03)
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 20:26:09 -0700 (PDT)
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[slackware-security]  arts (SSA:2006-178-03)

New aRts packages are available for Slackware 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and -current
to fix a possible security issue with artswrapper.  The artswrapper program
and the artsd daemon can be used to gain root privileges if artswrapper is
setuid root and the system is running a 2.6.x kernel.  Note that artswrapper
is not setuid root on Slackware by default.  Some people have recommended
setting it that way online though, so it's at least worth warning about.
It's far safer to just add users to the audio group.

The official KDE security advisory may be found here:
  http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20060614-2.txt

More details about this issue may be found in the Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2916


Here are the details from the Slackware 10.2 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
patches/packages/arts-1.4.2-i486-2_slack10.2.tgz:
  Patched to fix a possible exploit if artswrapper is setuid root (which,
  by default, it is not) and the system is running a 2.6 kernel.
  Systems running 2.4 kernels are not affected.
  The official KDE security advisory may be found here:
    http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20060614-2.txt
  The CVE entry for this issue may be found here:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2916
  (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+


Where to find the new packages:
+-----------------------------+

HINT:  Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com?
Give slackware.osuosl.org a try.  This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
from ftp.slackware.com.

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project!  :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/arts-1.2.3-i486-2_slack10.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.1/patches/packages/arts-1.3.2-i486-2_slack10.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.2/patches/packages/arts-1.4.2-i486-2_slack10.2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/l/arts-1.5.3-i486-2.tgz


MD5 signatures:
+-------------+

Slackware 10.0 package:
7c8a18fe4d477325006416ca05394e3e  arts-1.2.3-i486-2_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
d9f7a473d19278583ab5246426fe12b7  arts-1.3.2-i486-2_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
41b1aff5b29f59556d86c9970506f7e6  arts-1.4.2-i486-2_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware -current package:
3e8872429c5f63157e2fd6f46c8261b8  arts-1.5.3-i486-2.tgz


Installation instructions:
+------------------------+

Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg arts-1.4.2-i486-2_slack10.2.tgz


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Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com

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