Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 21:25:07 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@LINUX-MANDRAKE.COM
Subject: MDKSA-2001:027 - eperl update
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
Package name: eperl
Date: March 7th, 2001
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2001:027
Affected versions: 7.1, 7.2, Corporate Server 1.0.1
Several potential buffer overflows in the ePerl package have
been found by Fumitoshi Ukai and Denis Barbier. When eperl is
installed setuid root, it can switch to the UID/GID of the script's
owner. Although Linux-Mandrake does not ship the program setuid
root, this is a useful feature which some users may have activated
locally on their own. There is also the potential for a remote
vulnerability as well.
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
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