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Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: sysklogd update

Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2000 23:25:18 -0600
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team [email protected]

To: [email protected]
Subject: MDKSA-2000:050 – sysklogd update


                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory


Package name:           sysklogd
Date:                   September 18th, 2000
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2000:050

Affected versions:      6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1

Problem Description:

A problem exists with the kernel logging daemon (klogd) in the
sysklogd package. A “format bug” makes klogd vulnerable to local
root compromise, as well as the possibility for remote
vulnerabilities under certain circumstances, which are unprobable.
There is also a more probable semi-remote exploit via knfsd. This
update provides a patched version of klogd that fixes these
vulnerabilities.


Please verify these md5 checksums of the updates prior to
upgrading to ensure the integrity of the downloaded package. You
can do this by running the md5sum program on the downloaded package
by using “md5sum package.rpm”.

Linux-Mandrake 6.0:
f025156af9b4b9a296e5cee1cacae36f
6.0/RPMS/sysklogd-1.3.31-14mdk.i586.rpm
50792c33d6d1817b71d734711d6dcd4b
6.0/SRPMS/sysklogd-1.3.31-14mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 6.1:
bc44efb4d6721cce0feb87535be14cd5
6.1/RPMS/sysklogd-1.3.31-14mdk.i586.rpm
50792c33d6d1817b71d734711d6dcd4b
6.1/SRPMS/sysklogd-1.3.31-14mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
4fb519ce5be0516113908140a26ad390
7.0/RPMS/sysklogd-1.3.31-15mdk.i586.rpm
36805570b5f2d7ae792573d45050332a
7.0/SRPMS/sysklogd-1.3.31-15mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
3d9416b240c87e58338d58361e5b289e
7.1/RPMS/sysklogd-1.3.31-15mdk.i586.rpm
36805570b5f2d7ae792573d45050332a
7.1/SRPMS/sysklogd-1.3.31-15mdk.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

[email protected]


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that anyone can subscribe to:

[email protected]

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

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open to anyone to discuss Linux-Mandrake security specifically and
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Optionally, you can use the web interface to subscribe to or
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