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Mandrakelinux Advisory: sysklogd

Apr 29, 2004, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])

Mandrakelinux Security Update Advisory

Package name: sysklogd
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2004:038
Date: April 28th, 2004
Affected versions: 10.0, 9.1, 9.2, Corporate Server 2.1, Multi Network Firewall 8.2

Problem Description:

Steve Grubb discovered a bug in sysklogd where it allocates an insufficient amount of memory which causes sysklogd to write to unallocated memory. This could allow for a malicious user to crash sysklogd.

The updated packages provide a patched sysklogd using patches from Openwall to correct the problem and also corrects the use of an unitialized variable (a previous use of "count").

Updated Packages:

Mandrakelinux 10.0:
56be6debadc1678fd1a15287ca5ae2ad 10.0/RPMS/sysklogd-1.4.1-5.1.100mdk.i586.rpm
83af4672bd9150405f90aae4b6619cd9 10.0/SRPMS/sysklogd-1.4.1-5.1.100mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 2.1:
b918c5ef6bb8447d239759efba3c7e09 corporate/2.1/RPMS/sysklogd-1.4.1-3.1.C21mdk.i586.rpm
7b8dbcdd9f920af85bb16b6e6025d7f3 corporate/2.1/SRPMS/sysklogd-1.4.1-3.1.C21mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 2.1/x86_64:
2e2ef8b575701c38331dadb28487fda9 x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/sysklogd-1.4.1-3.1.C21mdk.x86_64.rpm
7b8dbcdd9f920af85bb16b6e6025d7f3 x86_64/corporate/2.1/SRPMS/sysklogd-1.4.1-3.1.C21mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 9.1:
d1739b0bbea69a1353d66f028f202dde 9.1/RPMS/sysklogd-1.4.1-5.1.91mdk.i586.rpm
cdc57232ed5db82bf28d4b048647a71d 9.1/SRPMS/sysklogd-1.4.1-5.1.91mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 9.1/PPC:
3fd132a90c93f263931159c2f73d3d54 ppc/9.1/RPMS/sysklogd-1.4.1-5.1.91mdk.ppc.rpm
cdc57232ed5db82bf28d4b048647a71d ppc/9.1/SRPMS/sysklogd-1.4.1-5.1.91mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 9.2:
aa42ba8d2829f8712783dde9510808c4 9.2/RPMS/sysklogd-1.4.1-5.1.92mdk.i586.rpm
61aede3038c4888f0b3b290ec254135f 9.2/SRPMS/sysklogd-1.4.1-5.1.92mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 9.2/AMD64:
1c5c0d6e364c8306361557039ab34b12 amd64/9.2/RPMS/sysklogd-1.4.1-5.1.92mdk.amd64.rpm
61aede3038c4888f0b3b290ec254135f amd64/9.2/SRPMS/sysklogd-1.4.1-5.1.92mdk.src.rpm

Multi Network Firewall 8.2:
47933c75e29030d35644c84ea04bcfc4 mnf8.2/RPMS/sysklogd-1.4.1-3.1.M82mdk.i586.rpm
9b20cb9f1a599f25f4a08bde99042543 mnf8.2/SRPMS/sysklogd-1.4.1-3.1.M82mdk.src.rpm

To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi. The verification of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

A list of FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

All packages are signed by Mandrakesoft for security. You can obtain the GPG public key of the Mandrakelinux Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to update.

You can view other update advisories for Mandrakelinux at:

Mandrakesoft has several security-related mailing list services that anyone can subscribe to. Information on these lists can be obtained by visiting:

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team <security>