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Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: mod_php3 update

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Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 17:28:35 -0600
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@LINUX-MANDRAKE.COM
Subject: MDKSA-2000:062 - mod_php3 update

                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory

Package name:           mod_php3
Date:                   October 12th, 2000
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2000:062

Affected versions:      6.1, 7.0, 7.1

Problem Description:

PHP version 3 which ships with Linux-Mandrake are vulnerable to format string attacks due to logging functions that make improper use of the syslog() and vsnprintf() functions. This renders PHP3-enabled servers vulnerable to compromise by remote attackers. This attack is only effective on PHP installations that log errors and warnings while those servers that do not are not affected. By default, Linux-Mandrake systems do not have logging enabled.

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 6.1:
f6a3ad2ebaabb246faf2cb588ca52a32 6.1/RPMS/mod_php3-3.0.17-1mdk.i586.rpm
d1abf69f21b7ade7104bbb0a5aff5f8a 6.1/RPMS/mod_php3-imap-3.0.17-1mdk.i586.rpm
193cd2456804fca4cae2bdc75940b20e 6.1/RPMS/mod_php3-manual-3.0.17-1mdk.i586.rpm
64525426f348e6371ec5fd77813536eb 6.1/RPMS/mod_php3-pgsql-3.0.17-1mdk.i586.rpm
13067d04977583cbb96357c7a525cc7a 6.1/SRPMS/mod_php3-3.0.17-1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
bebdd9728efada190087b69b08ab9a41 7.0/RPMS/mod_php3-3.0.17-1mdk.i586.rpm
d97c701354c0378f9e9fe05efa230124 7.0/RPMS/mod_php3-imap-3.0.17-1mdk.i586.rpm
52d5eee8efce364280825a04ad77e106 7.0/RPMS/mod_php3-manual-3.0.17-1mdk.i586.rpm
a575a90a31ba94553fa6e8129d6286c5 7.0/RPMS/mod_php3-pgsql-3.0.17-1mdk.i586.rpm
13067d04977583cbb96357c7a525cc7a 7.0/SRPMS/mod_php3-3.0.17-1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
958dc14b1e9ecb6ed7c0f73378f4e75a 7.1/RPMS/mod_php3-3.0.17-2mdk.i586.rpm
6fb6a9e855d5664f4f0809d76953e358 7.1/RPMS/mod_php3-imap-3.0.17-2mdk.i586.rpm
46a3a0e3781144d60c9e52ab70a81961 7.1/RPMS/mod_php3-ldap-3.0.17-2mdk.i586.rpm
1255e6890b97fd0b6d88754726678c1b 7.1/RPMS/mod_php3-manual-3.0.17-2mdk.i586.rpm
3e28adeb63c703c3523dad36f8153db3 7.1/RPMS/mod_php3-mysql-3.0.17-2mdk.i586.rpm
6d5f08b077effc1925c21f91867d94f4 7.1/RPMS/mod_php3-pgsql-3.0.17-2mdk.i586.rpm
79e805805fbdc9b890c45b40ecb6dd04 7.1/SRPMS/mod_php3-3.0.17-2mdk.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:

Or try one of the other mirrors listed at:


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:


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