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Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2000 12:01:08 -0400
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@LINUX-MANDRAKE.COM
To: BUGTRAQ@SECURITYFOCUS.COM
Subject: MDKSA-2000:027 netscape update

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                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory


Package name:           netscape
Date:                   July 31st, 2000
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2000:027

Affected versions:      6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1

Problem Description:

Previous versions of Netscape, from version 3.0 to 4.73 contain a serious overflow flaw due to improper input verification in Netscape's JPEG processing code. The way Netscape processed JPEG comments trusted the length parameter for comment fields. By manipulating this value, it was possible to cause Netscape to read in an excessive amount of data which would then overwrite memory. Data with a malicious design could allow a remote site to execute arbitrary code as the user of Netscape on the client system. It is highly recommended that everyone using Netscape upgrade to this latest version that fixes the flaw.


Please verify these md5 checksums of the updates prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of the downloaded package. You can do this by running the md5sum program on the downloaded package by using "md5sum package.rpm".

Linux-Mandrake 6.0:
5e5368d2fc3529cb320af9d79605c2e4
  6.0/RPMS/netscape-common-4.74-2mdk.i586.rpm
31e4361d0e1374639a05cdbd2ecbdd3f
  6.0/RPMS/netscape-communicator-4.74-2mdk.i586.rpm
a311114aef952e89d0c3b50218635483
  6.0/RPMS/netscape-navigator-4.74-2mdk.i586.rpm
ed04b0a2e33b011891661890f0fc5aa9
  6.0/SRPMS/netscape-4.74-2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 6.1:
efe811e951cdbae7ae528df762f6c1c0
  6.1/RPMS/netscape-common-4.74-2mdk.i586.rpm
60f2ab242251dca6f7652a88e33b37e4
  6.1/RPMS/netscape-communicator-4.74-2mdk.i586.rpm
d5c3bc6dcf54032c3ea89a084c669df4
  6.1/RPMS/netscape-navigator-4.74-2mdk.i586.rpm
ed04b0a2e33b011891661890f0fc5aa9
  6.1/SRPMS/netscape-4.74-2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
365ff8c6b19ea8f1ca189e6886f9fba8
  7.0/RPMS/netscape-castellano-4.74-1mdk.noarch.rpm
c036cb52e1498df0a0535fe7c72ebeac
  7.0/RPMS/netscape-common-4.74-2mdk.i586.rpm
c15f7a002d8c1c131f3d8642f60bed97
  7.0/RPMS/netscape-communicator-4.74-2mdk.i586.rpm
573eaa96ade623548dbc6f4d87a2df98
  7.0/RPMS/netscape-francais-4.74-2mdk.noarch.rpm
8cbd47dd868d9e2be8d234f118cee542
  7.0/RPMS/netscape-navigator-4.74-2mdk.i586.rpm
c43957d0f00722111abfb90ac2028c97
  7.0/RPMS/netscape-walon-4.74-1mdk.noarch.rpm
ed04b0a2e33b011891661890f0fc5aa9
  7.0/SRPMS/netscape-4.74-2mdk.src.rpm
29d92c1962b636d0436311b76f980eeb
  7.0/SRPMS/netscape-castellano-4.74-1mdk.src.rpm
701f6c3aa7b4b6cd800322b624f040e2
  7.0/SRPMS/netscape-francais-4.74-2mdk.src.rpm
4e715744e0e66b487def62a4e750923d
  7.0/SRPMS/netscape-walon-4.74-1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
365ff8c6b19ea8f1ca189e6886f9fba8
  7.1/RPMS/netscape-castellano-4.74-1mdk.noarch.rpm
3c83d493cbada78ba6348e6581bcf523
  7.1/RPMS/netscape-catalan-4.74-1mdk.noarch.rpm
c036cb52e1498df0a0535fe7c72ebeac
  7.1/RPMS/netscape-common-4.74-2mdk.i586.rpm
c15f7a002d8c1c131f3d8642f60bed97
  7.1/RPMS/netscape-communicator-4.74-2mdk.i586.rpm
eedd08421fa0e6496dcb1ea575bf627c
  7.1/RPMS/netscape-euskara-4.74-1mdk.noarch.rpm
573eaa96ade623548dbc6f4d87a2df98
  7.1/RPMS/netscape-francais-4.74-2mdk.noarch.rpm
8cbd47dd868d9e2be8d234f118cee542
  7.1/RPMS/netscape-navigator-4.74-2mdk.i586.rpm
c43957d0f00722111abfb90ac2028c97
  7.1/RPMS/netscape-walon-4.74-1mdk.noarch.rpm
ed04b0a2e33b011891661890f0fc5aa9
  7.1/SRPMS/netscape-4.74-2mdk.src.rpm
29d92c1962b636d0436311b76f980eeb
  7.1/SRPMS/netscape-castellano-4.74-1mdk.src.rpm
fd2d46d05243044e4e318f08c163bfba
  7.1/SRPMS/netscape-catalan-4.74-1mdk.src.rpm
4ab96db6b7bb17a1f89cdd09ada4a5a6
  7.1/SRPMS/netscape-euskara-4.74-1mdk.src.rpm
701f6c3aa7b4b6cd800322b624f040e2
  7.1/SRPMS/netscape-francais-4.74-2mdk.src.rpm
4e715744e0e66b487def62a4e750923d
  7.1/SRPMS/netscape-walon-4.74-1mdk.src.rpm

To upgrade automatically, use « MandrakeUpdate ».

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

You can download the updates directly from:
ftp://ftp.linux.tucows.com/pub/distributions/Mandrake/Mandrake/updates
ftp://ftp.free.fr/pub/Distributions_Linux/Mandrake/updates

Or try one of the other mirrors 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 Linux-Mandrake 7.1, look for it in "updates/7.1/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, so if you want an immediate upgrade, please use one of the two above-listed mirrors.

You can view other security advisories for Linux-Mandrake at:

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

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

security@linux-mandrake.com


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

security-announce@linux-mandrake.com

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

security-discuss@linux-mandrake.com

Linux-Mandrake's security discussion mailing list. This list is open to anyone to discuss Linux-Mandrake 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


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