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Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: BitchX update

Dec 14, 2000, 21:09 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 12:12:28 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@linux-mandrake.com
To: Linux Mandrake Security Announcements security-announce@linux-mandrake.com
Subject: [Security Announce] MDKSA-2000:079 - BitchX update

                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory

Package name:           BitchX
Date:                   December 14th, 2000
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2000:079

Affected versions:      6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2

Problem Description:

Two bugs exist in the BitchX IRC client. A possible stack overflow condition exists if a malformed DNS answer is processed by the client, and the second bug allows this malformed DNS record to be embedded in a valid DNS packet. Without the second bug, the malformed DNS record wouldn't be processed "correctly."

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of the downloaded package. You can do this with the command:
rpm --checksig package.rpm
You can get the GPG public key of the Linux-Mandrake Security Team at http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/RPM-GPG-KEYS If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG signature is performed automatically for you.

Linux-Mandrake 6.1:
f3923806f31fc2051634d58793da5564 6.1/RPMS/BitchX-1.0-0.c17.1.2mdk.i586.rpm
ca985345f2325952bbdb3d2fcd31dcb6 6.1/SRPMS/BitchX-1.0-0.c17.1.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
b6341687d0e8a4f1149850d58db38384 7.0/RPMS/BitchX-1.0-0.c17.1.2mdk.i586.rpm
ca985345f2325952bbdb3d2fcd31dcb6 7.0/SRPMS/BitchX-1.0-0.c17.1.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
6a37d4159ec294b0f02d607d3bb0a1a8 7.1/RPMS/BitchX-1.0-0.c17.1.2mdk.i586.rpm
ca985345f2325952bbdb3d2fcd31dcb6 7.1/SRPMS/BitchX-1.0-0.c17.1.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
d08c8f5facc4c90770d78ab56cfc4d75 7.2/RPMS/BitchX-1.0-0.c17.1.1mdk.i586.rpm
281243ff0bac9299c78d40132d7eb43c 7.2/SRPMS/BitchX-1.0-0.c17.1.1mdk.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:

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.

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