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Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: BitchX update

Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 12:12:28 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@linux-mandrake.com

To: Linux Mandrake Security Announcements
security-announce@linux-mandrake.com
Subject: [Security Announce] MDKSA-2000:079 – BitchX update


                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
                                

Package name:           BitchX
Date:                   December 14th, 2000
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2000:079

Affected versions:      6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2

Problem Description:

Two bugs exist in the BitchX IRC client. A possible stack
overflow condition exists if a malformed DNS answer is processed by
the client, and the second bug allows this malformed DNS record to
be embedded in a valid DNS packet. Without the second bug, the
malformed DNS record wouldn’t be processed “correctly.”


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 6.1:
f3923806f31fc2051634d58793da5564
6.1/RPMS/BitchX-1.0-0.c17.1.2mdk.i586.rpm
ca985345f2325952bbdb3d2fcd31dcb6
6.1/SRPMS/BitchX-1.0-0.c17.1.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
b6341687d0e8a4f1149850d58db38384
7.0/RPMS/BitchX-1.0-0.c17.1.2mdk.i586.rpm
ca985345f2325952bbdb3d2fcd31dcb6
7.0/SRPMS/BitchX-1.0-0.c17.1.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
6a37d4159ec294b0f02d607d3bb0a1a8
7.1/RPMS/BitchX-1.0-0.c17.1.2mdk.i586.rpm
ca985345f2325952bbdb3d2fcd31dcb6
7.1/SRPMS/BitchX-1.0-0.c17.1.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
d08c8f5facc4c90770d78ab56cfc4d75
7.2/RPMS/BitchX-1.0-0.c17.1.1mdk.i586.rpm
281243ff0bac9299c78d40132d7eb43c
7.2/SRPMS/BitchX-1.0-0.c17.1.1mdk.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.

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Optionally, you can use the web interface to subscribe to or
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