Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: BitchX update
Dec 14, 2000, 21:09 (0 Talkback[s])
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Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 12:12:28 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team firstname.lastname@example.org
To: Linux Mandrake Security Announcements
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
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
rpm --checksig package.rpm
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If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG
signature is performed automatically for you.
To upgrade automatically, use
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from one of our FTP server mirrors and uprade with "rpm -Uvh
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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