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Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: uucp

Sep 21, 2001, 18:27 (0 Talkback[s])

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Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 09:56:08 -0600
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team 
Subject: MDKSA-2001:078 - uucp update


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                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
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Package name:           uucp
Date:                   September 21st, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:078

Affected versions:      7.1, 7.2, 8.0, Corporate Server 1.0.1
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Problem Description:

 Zen Parse discovered that an argument handling problem that exists in
 the uucp package can allow a local attacker to gain access to the uucp
 user or group.
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References:

  http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/212892
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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 Mandrake Linux 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:
fa65ca8883349b9be0e6cf7db7dea76b  7.1/RPMS/uucp-1.06.1-14.1mdk.i586.rpm
e28726519e93e1980d40dab2f06483af  7.1/SRPMS/uucp-1.06.1-14.1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
63dec090a832b711ff3a05577de6e375  7.2/RPMS/uucp-1.06.1-17.1mdk.i586.rpm
5e0b73597aaf0b0c731919e0e2608e2b  7.2/SRPMS/uucp-1.06.1-17.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.0:
1d285f9a496ae17aac3a43faaf93046a  8.0/RPMS/uucp-1.06.1-18.1mdk.i586.rpm
231f4436c3d4ba45190b6f00430a8b0d  8.0/SRPMS/uucp-1.06.1-18.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.0 (PPC):
9634b394fe43ab951969ab5088a071f3  ppc/8.0/RPMS/uucp-1.06.1-18.1mdk.ppc.rpm
519859d31a9a04d84d8090a6a4885431  ppc/8.0/SRPMS/uucp-1.06.1-18.1mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1:
fa65ca8883349b9be0e6cf7db7dea76b  1.0.1/RPMS/uucp-1.06.1-14.1mdk.i586.rpm
e28726519e93e1980d40dab2f06483af  1.0.1/SRPMS/uucp-1.06.1-14.1mdk.src.rpm
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Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):

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To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".

You can download the updates directly from one of the mirror sites
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
Mandrake Linux 8.0, look for it in "updates/8.0/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.

You can view other security advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

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

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security@linux-mandrake.com
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Mandrake Linux has two security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to:

security-announce@linux-mandrake.com

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

security-discuss@linux-mandrake.com

  Mandrake Linux's security discussion mailing list.  This list is open
  to anyone to discuss Mandrake Linux 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.

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  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
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Optionally, you can use the web interface to subscribe to or unsubscribe
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  http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/flists.php3#security