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Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: eperl update

Mar 08, 2001, 20:37 (0 Talkback[s])

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

Problem Description:

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 command:
rpm --checksig package.rpm
You can get the GPG public key of the Linux-Mandrake Security Team at
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG signature is performed automatically for you.

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
29d22c99cf995c7dd90f34467e0ae202 7.1/RPMS/eperl-2.2.14-7.2mdk.i586.rpm
405b9b51f07abeb04809453c1b5eb7b6 7.1/SRPMS/eperl-2.2.14-7.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
e48bdd9d10fadb000650592dc97c601d 7.2/RPMS/eperl-2.2.14-7.1mdk.i586.rpm
6c4caf6f01729418940a5b266ca34969 7.2/SRPMS/eperl-2.2.14-7.1mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1:
29d22c99cf995c7dd90f34467e0ae202 1.0.1/RPMS/eperl-2.2.14-7.2mdk.i586.rpm
405b9b51f07abeb04809453c1b5eb7b6 1.0.1/SRPMS/eperl-2.2.14-7.2mdk.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:

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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