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Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2008 20:32:36 +0100
From: Steve Kemp <>
Subject: CVE request: tss <= 0.8.1-3: arbitary file reading

  Due to a lack of permissions checking, or privilege reduction
 the setuid(0) binary tss allows local users to read arbitrary files
 upon the local system.

  Sample "exploit" is:

              skx@...d:~$ tss -a /etc/shadow

  This opens up a console-based screen-saver displaying the animated
 contents of the shadow-file.


Debian GNU/Linux System Administration

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