Debian Security Advisory

DSA-430-1 trr19 -- missing privilege release

Date Reported:
28 Jan 2004
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Bugtraq database (at SecurityFocus): BugTraq ID 9520.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2004-0047.
More information:

Steve Kemp discovered a problem in trr19, a type trainer application for GNU Emacs, which is written as a pair of setgid() binaries and wrapper programs which execute commands for GNU Emacs. However, the binaries don't drop privileges before executing a command, allowing an attacker to gain access to the local group games.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 1.0beta5-15woody1. The mipsel binary will be added later.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your trr19 package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Motorola 680x0:
Big endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.