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Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: mod_frontpage

Mar 08, 2002, 20:12 (0 Talkback[s])
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                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
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Package name:           mod_frontpage
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2002:021
Date:                   March 7th, 2002
Affected versions:      8.0, 8.1
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Problem Description:

 A problem was found in versions of improved mod_frontpage prior to
 1.6.1 regarding a lack of boundary checks in fpexec.c.  This means that
 the suid root binary is exploitable for buffer overflows.  This could
 be exploited by remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on the
 server with superuser privileges.  Although there are no known exploits
 available, if you use mod_frontpage you are strongly encouraged to
 upgrade.

 This update for Mandrake Linux has been completely reworked and is
 easier to configure and use, as well as supporting the new FrontPage
 2002 extensions.
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References:

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Updated Packages:

 Mandrake Linux 8.0:
 0b2760b21addbe6396be4abe6be97305  8.0/RPMS/mod_frontpage-1.6.1-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
 2fb9a89afd1385ab60c894f6985284e7  8.0/SRPMS/mod_frontpage-1.6.1-3.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.0/ppc:
 009635a52c08313eede64f30fff223f2  ppc/8.0/RPMS/mod_frontpage-1.6.1-3.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 2fb9a89afd1385ab60c894f6985284e7  ppc/8.0/SRPMS/mod_frontpage-1.6.1-3.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.1:
 8c2baeebb796353035f8816ed6cdfbed  8.1/RPMS/mod_frontpage-1.6.1-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
 2fb9a89afd1385ab60c894f6985284e7  8.1/SRPMS/mod_frontpage-1.6.1-3.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.1/ia64:
 9d175e164af2e6a39c2d4576e543752e  ia64/8.1/RPMS/mod_frontpage-1.6.1-3.1mdk.ia64.rpm
 2fb9a89afd1385ab60c894f6985284e7  ia64/8.1/SRPMS/mod_frontpage-1.6.1-3.1mdk.src.rpm
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Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):

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To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.  The verification of md5
checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

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

  http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/ftp.php

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:

  rpm --checksig <filename>

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team from:

  https://www.mandrakesecure.net/RPM-GPG-KEYS

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

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

  http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/advisories/

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by
visiting:

  http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/mlist.php

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security@linux-mandrake.com
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Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team
  <security@linux-mandrake.com>


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