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Mandrake Security Advisories: rxvt, webmin, ispell, and proftpd

Jun 21, 2001, 16:00 (1 Talkback[s])
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 14:18:29 -0600
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team <security@linux-mandrake.com>
Subject: MDKSA-2001:060 - rxvt


______________________________________________________________________

                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
______________________________________________________________________

Package name:           rxvt
Date:                   June 20th, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:060

Affected versions:      None
______________________________________________________________________

Problem Description:

 Samuel Dralet discovered a vulnerability in the rxvt terminal emulator
 recently, concerning a buffer overflow in the command.c file.  This
 overflow can be exploited to provide elevated privileges on the system
 if rxvt is installed setgid.  Because rxvt has never been installed
 setgid on any Mandrake Linux system, Mandrake Linux is not vulnerable
 to the problem.
______________________________________________________________________

References:

 http://securityportal.com/list-archive/bugtraq/2001/Jun/0217.html
______________________________________________________________________

You can view other security advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

  http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security@linux-mandrake.com
______________________________________________________________________

Mandrake Linux has two security-related mailing list services that 
anyone can subscribe to:

security-announce@linux-mandrake.com

  Mandrake Linux's security announcements mailing list.  Only 
  announcements are sent to this list and it is read-only.

security-discuss@linux-mandrake.com

  Mandrake Linux's security discussion mailing list.  This list is open
  to anyone to discuss Mandrake Linux security specifically and Linux
  security in general.

To subscribe to either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "subscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To remove yourself from either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "unsubscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To get more information on either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "info [listname]" in the body of the message.

Optionally, you can use the web interface to subscribe to or unsubscribe
from either list:

  http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/flists.php3#security


Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 14:17:26 -0600
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team <security@linux-mandrake.com>
Subject: MDKSA-2001:059 - webmin update


______________________________________________________________________

                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
______________________________________________________________________

Package name:           webmin
Date:                   June 20th, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:059

Affected versions:      7.1, 7.2, 8.0, Corporate Server 1.0.1,
                        Single Network Firewall 7.2
______________________________________________________________________

Problem Description:

 Recently, Caldera found that when webmin starts a system daemon from
 the web frontend it does not clear its environment variables.  Since
 these variables contain the authorization of the administrator, any
 daemon would also get these variables.
______________________________________________________________________

References:

______________________________________________________________________

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:
  rpm --checksig package.rpm
You can get the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team at
  http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/RPM-GPG-KEYS
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG
signature is performed automatically for you.

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
d1eb47d556e908c49e37bed18c3003be  7.1/RPMS/webmin-0.84-7.3mdk.noarch.rpm
ad2ece83eed3a87a3f68e9d86ce0414f  7.1/SRPMS/webmin-0.84-7.3mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
960986def47f99d2c4704c1e4158ac7d  7.2/RPMS/webmin-0.84-7.2mdk.noarch.rpm
f186b70383aef81502b8c61a0beb5525  7.2/SRPMS/webmin-0.84-7.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.0:
6034d9ba36ac1908842a2629f196cdff  8.0/RPMS/webmin-0.84-7.1mdk.noarch.rpm
863c8287bc70247012c2b140a75f9552  8.0/SRPMS/webmin-0.84-7.1mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1:
d1eb47d556e908c49e37bed18c3003be  1.0.1/RPMS/webmin-0.84-7.3mdk.noarch.rpm
ad2ece83eed3a87a3f68e9d86ce0414f  1.0.1/SRPMS/webmin-0.84-7.3mdk.src.rpm

Single Network Firewall 7.2:
960986def47f99d2c4704c1e4158ac7d  snf7.2/RPMS/webmin-0.84-7.2mdk.noarch.rpm
f186b70383aef81502b8c61a0beb5525  snf7.2/SRPMS/webmin-0.84-7.2mdk.src.rpm
______________________________________________________________________

Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):

______________________________________________________________________

To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".

You can download the updates directly from one of the mirror sites
listed at:

  http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/ftp.php3.

Updated packages are available in the "updates/[ver]/RPMS/" directory.
For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM package for
Mandrake Linux 8.0, look for it in "updates/8.0/RPMS/".  Updated source
RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not need to download
them.

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to
update.

You can view other security advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

  http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security@linux-mandrake.com
______________________________________________________________________

Mandrake Linux has two security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to:

security-announce@linux-mandrake.com

  Mandrake Linux's security announcements mailing list.  Only
  announcements are sent to this list and it is read-only.

security-discuss@linux-mandrake.com

  Mandrake Linux's security discussion mailing list.  This list is open
  to anyone to discuss Mandrake Linux security specifically and Linux
  security in general.

To subscribe to either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "subscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To remove yourself from either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "unsubscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To get more information on either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "info [listname]" in the body of the message.

Optionally, you can use the web interface to subscribe to or unsubscribe
from either list:

  http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/flists.php3#security


Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 14:16:34 -0600
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team <security@linux-mandrake.com>
Subject: MDKSA-2001:058 - ispell update

______________________________________________________________________

                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
______________________________________________________________________

Package name:           ispell
Date:                   June 20th, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:058

Affected versions:      7.1, 7.2, 8.0, Corporate Server 1.0.1
______________________________________________________________________

Problem Description:

 The ispell program uses mktemp() to open temporary files.  This makes
 it vulnerable to symlink attacks.  The program now has a patch from
 OpenBSD applied that uses mkstemp() instead, and switches gets() to
 fgets() for dealing with user input.
______________________________________________________________________

References:

______________________________________________________________________

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:
  rpm --checksig package.rpm
You can get the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team at
  http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/RPM-GPG-KEYS
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG
signature is performed automatically for you.

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
7e0259681eecfea26914f2177aed1622  7.1/RPMS/ispell-3.1.20-10.1mdk.i586.rpm
0c4404521d7490e5c30651d25bf47a96  7.1/RPMS/ispell-de-3.1.20-10.1mdk.i586.rpm
27d507aabb0a76fba7d46359d5490e9e  7.1/RPMS/ispell-en-3.1.20-10.1mdk.i586.rpm
2ecc2af3a167bef1f49180fa8a1cac60  7.1/SRPMS/ispell-3.1.20-10.1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
3e234ec53b20accf87784622b43aa5df  7.2/RPMS/ispell-3.1.20-13.1mdk.i586.rpm
3f3fe8ec98b34a78c0488c9eefd1f434  7.2/RPMS/ispell-en-3.1.20-13.1mdk.i586.rpm
27131000e3ece80247ecd4d4ac7768c5  7.2/SRPMS/ispell-3.1.20-13.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.0:
dea62fd582831557c0c5bb860e1fdaee  8.0/RPMS/ispell-3.1.20-15.1mdk.i586.rpm
145b269dd5d9b678732f370e99f5b92f  8.0/RPMS/ispell-en-3.1.20-15.1mdk.i586.rpm
a6bf8ad149902347b5a7703474e02def  8.0/SRPMS/ispell-3.1.20-15.1mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1:
7e0259681eecfea26914f2177aed1622  1.0.1/RPMS/ispell-3.1.20-10.1mdk.i586.rpm
0c4404521d7490e5c30651d25bf47a96  1.0.1/RPMS/ispell-de-3.1.20-10.1mdk.i586.rpm
27d507aabb0a76fba7d46359d5490e9e  1.0.1/RPMS/ispell-en-3.1.20-10.1mdk.i586.rpm
2ecc2af3a167bef1f49180fa8a1cac60  1.0.1/SRPMS/ispell-3.1.20-10.1mdk.src.rpm
______________________________________________________________________

Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):

______________________________________________________________________

To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".

You can download the updates directly from one of the mirror sites
listed at:

  http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/ftp.php3.

Updated packages are available in the "updates/[ver]/RPMS/" directory.
For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM package for
Mandrake Linux 8.0, look for it in "updates/8.0/RPMS/".  Updated source
RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not need to download
them.

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to
update.

You can view other security advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

  http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security@linux-mandrake.com
______________________________________________________________________

Mandrake Linux has two security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to:

security-announce@linux-mandrake.com

  Mandrake Linux's security announcements mailing list.  Only
  announcements are sent to this list and it is read-only.

security-discuss@linux-mandrake.com

  Mandrake Linux's security discussion mailing list.  This list is open
  to anyone to discuss Mandrake Linux security specifically and Linux
  security in general.

To subscribe to either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "subscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To remove yourself from either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "unsubscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To get more information on either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "info [listname]" in the body of the message.

Optionally, you can use the web interface to subscribe to or unsubscribe
from either list:

  http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/flists.php3#security

Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 14:15:52 -0600
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team <security@linux-mandrake.com>
Subject: MDKSA-2001:057 - proftpd

______________________________________________________________________

Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
______________________________________________________________________

Package name:           proftpd
Date:                   June 20th, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:057

Affected versions:      None
______________________________________________________________________

Problem Description:

CERT released an advisory regarding the incorrect management of buffers
in various FTP server that can lead to a remote intruder executing
arbitrary code on the FTP server.  This incorrect management of buffers
is due to the return from the glob() function.

ProFTPD is not affected by this vulnerability on the Linux platform and
also because it uses the GNU glob() function, which is not vulnerable.
The minimum recommended version of ProFTPD, from the ProFTPD team, is
1.2.0rc3 due to security problems in older versions.
______________________________________________________________________

References:

www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2001-07.html
______________________________________________________________________

You can view other security advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

security@linux-mandrake.com
______________________________________________________________________

Mandrake Linux has two security-related mailing list services that 
anyone can subscribe to:

security-announce@linux-mandrake.com

Mandrake Linux's security announcements mailing list.  Only 
announcements are sent to this list and it is read-only.

security-discuss@linux-mandrake.com

Mandrake Linux's security discussion mailing list.  This list is open
to anyone to discuss Mandrake Linux security specifically and Linux
security in general.

To subscribe to either list, send a message to
sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "subscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To remove yourself from either list, send a message to
sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "unsubscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To get more information on either list, send a message to
sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "info [listname]" in the body of the message.

Optionally, you can use the web interface to subscribe to or unsubscribe
from either list:

http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/flists.php3#security