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Debian Security Advisory: New version of nis released

Oct 28, 1999, 15:07 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 00:40:28 +0200
From: Wichert Akkerman <<a href="mailto:wichert@liacs.nl">wichert@liacs.nl>
To: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Reply to: security@debian.org

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Debian Security Advisory security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Wichert Akkerman
October 28, 1999


The nis package that was distributed with Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 has a couple of problems:
* ypserv allowed any machine in the NIS domain to insert new tables
* rpc.yppasswd had a bufferoverflow in its MD5 code
* rpc.yppasswd allowed users to change the GECOS and loginshell entries of other users

This has been fixed in version 3.5-2. We recommend you upgrade your nis package immediately.

wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

Source archives:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/nis_3.5-2.diff.gz
MD5 checksum: 5b41361ce80bd2067c2c40f03ea14ac4
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/nis_3.5-2.dsc
MD5 checksum: 696ad9726555336e8bab482ee8f2f040
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/nis_3.5.orig.tar.gz
MD5 checksum: 368167b1e16eb25ac639935310a26daa

Alpha architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-alpha/nis_3.5-2_alpha.deb
MD5 checksum: c0a8066bd00ed4fe10ac4c7294768ede

Intel ia32 architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-i386/nis_3.5-2_i386.deb
MD5 checksum: 0cc3b116a4ede4dec99189b9bdb9830a

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-m68k/nis_3.5-2_m68k.deb
MD5 checksum: 5a713462f36bb6faf90d362b5e28aa61

Sun Sparc architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-sparc/nis_3.5-2_sparc.deb
MD5 checksum: 9fa64238b625748523e5f5e8591434cd

These files will be moved into
ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate directory ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/.



For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable updates
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org

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