A problem exists with the kernel logging daemon (klogd) in the
sysklogd package. A "format bug" makes klogd vulnerable to local
root compromise, as well as the possibility for remote
vulnerabilities under certain circumstances, which are unprobable.
There is also a more probable semi-remote exploit via knfsd. This
update provides a patched version of klogd that fixes these
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".
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
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