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Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: slrn update

Mar 09, 2001, 23:21 (1 Talkback[s])

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Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 13:57:52 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@linux-mandrake.com
To: Linux Mandrake Security Announcements security-announce@linux-mandrake.com
Subject: [Security Announce] MDKSA-2001:028 - slrn update


                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory


Package name:           slrn
Date:                   March 9th, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:028

Affected versions:      6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, Corporate Server 1.0.1

Problem Description:

A buffer overflow exists in versions of the slrn news reader prior to 0.9.6.3pl4 as reported by Bill Nottingham. This problem exists in the wrapping/unwrapping functions and a long header in a message might overflow a buffer which could result in execution of arbitrary code encoded in the message.


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 6.0:

68f4a5c6b21ba400ade01fd2f3757f2d 6.0/RPMS/slrn-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.i586.rpm
fcfe71e53bc18e43a9ea9040994cea98 6.0/RPMS/slrn-pull-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.i586.rpm
d1039550f9bf9c182763d42cf5e1fb3f 6.0/SRPMS/slrn-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.src.rpm
Linux-Mandrake 6.1:
1ce3e48d3eced83245e330270128a502 6.1/RPMS/slrn-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.i586.rpm
cd0253b5c565f71febf5c3cd6042de43 6.1/RPMS/slrn-pull-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.i586.rpm
d1039550f9bf9c182763d42cf5e1fb3f 6.1/SRPMS/slrn-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.src.rpm
Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
dd3ce4674f8f24c868d12c7c836a446b 7.0/RPMS/slrn-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.i586.rpm
fd20752ecb1c5afb88c0061f9d52c6b5 7.0/RPMS/slrn-pull-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.i586.rpm
d1039550f9bf9c182763d42cf5e1fb3f 7.0/SRPMS/slrn-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.src.rpm
Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
d3df413eed6ef64e3c6c22fdb4f38a94 7.1/RPMS/slrn-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.i586.rpm
dec7104c3dd114b383b68f175dc4f89c 7.1/RPMS/slrn-pull-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.i586.rpm
d1039550f9bf9c182763d42cf5e1fb3f 7.1/SRPMS/slrn-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.src.rpm
Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
066daea1a7142cc2acce05b73364cd7b 7.2/RPMS/slrn-0.9.6.3-10.1mdk.i586.rpm
defa4b8904486fa8c83a7dc377ec3e00 7.2/RPMS/slrn-pull-0.9.6.3-10.1mdk.i586.rpm
0f6e7c6eefcbaae3eddd60b03e05f552 7.2/SRPMS/slrn-0.9.6.3-10.1mdk.src.rpm
Corporate Server 1.0.1:
d3df413eed6ef64e3c6c22fdb4f38a94 1.0.1/RPMS/slrn-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.i586.rpm
dec7104c3dd114b383b68f175dc4f89c 1.0.1/RPMS/slrn-pull-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.i586.rpm
d1039550f9bf9c182763d42cf5e1fb3f 1.0.1/SRPMS/slrn-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.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