Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 22:00:28 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team firstname.lastname@example.org
To: Linux Mandrake Security Announcements
Subject: [Security Announce] MDKSA-2001:019 - xemacs update
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
Package name: xemacs
Date: January 31st, 2001
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2001:019
Affected versions: 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, Corporate Server 1.0.1
Previous versions of XEmacs had a problem with the gnuserv
application. Versions prior to 21.1.14 could allow arbitrary code
to be executed by overrunning the magic cookie buffer, as well as
accepting the prefix of valid magic cookies (i.e. "12" is accepted
if the cookie is "12345678").
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
You can get the GPG public key of the Linux-Mandrake Security Team
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG
signature is performed automatically for you.
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