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Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: sudo update

Feb 26, 2001, 22:13 (0 Talkback[s])

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Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 13:51:43 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@linux-mandrake.com
To: Linux Mandrake Security Announcements security-announce@linux-mandrake.com
Subject: [Security Announce] MDKSA-2001:024 - sudo update


                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory


Package name:           sudo
Date:                   February 26th, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:024

Affected versions:      7.1, 7.2, Corporate Server 1.0.1

Problem Description:

A buffer overflow exists in the sudo program which could be used by an attacker to obtain higher privileges. sudo is a program used to delegate superuser privileges to ordinary users and only for specific commands.


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 7.1:
99e75efab098e51b516f8030eafb2993 7.1/RPMS/sudo-1.6.3p6-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
672e152db4d8d0e742ad404cf81ca3d1 7.1/SRPMS/sudo-1.6.3p6-1.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
fe583824271ac2a5af6dd533027e8794 7.2/RPMS/sudo-1.6.3p6-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
2327674548ed850b078d3ae1badf7d2e 7.2/SRPMS/sudo-1.6.3p6-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1:
99e75efab098e51b516f8030eafb2993 1.0.1/RPMS/sudo-1.6.3p6-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
672e152db4d8d0e742ad404cf81ca3d1 1.0.1/SRPMS/sudo-1.6.3p6-1.2mdk.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:
ftp://ftp.linux.tucows.com/pub/distributions/Mandrake/Mandrake/updates
ftp://ftp.free.fr/pub/Distributions_Linux/Mandrake/updates

Or try one of the other mirrors listed at:

http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/ftp.php3.

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:

http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

security@linux-mandrake.com


Linux-Mandrake has two security-related mailing list services that anyone can subscribe to:

security-announce@linux-mandrake.com

Linux-Mandrake's security announcements mailing list. Only announcements are sent to this list and it is read-only.

security-discuss@linux-mandrake.com

Linux-Mandrake's security discussion mailing list. This list is open to anyone to discuss Linux-Mandrake security specifically and Linux security in general.

To subscribe to either list, send a message to sympa@linux-mandrake.com with "subscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To remove yourself from either list, send a message to sympa@linux-mandrake.com with "unsubscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To get more information on either list, send a message to sympa@linux-mandrake.com with "info [listname]" in the body of the message.

Optionally, you can use the web interface to subscribe to or unsubscribe from either list:

http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/flists.php3#security