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Red Hat Security Advisory: mopd-linux buffer overflow

Aug 09, 2000, 21:39 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2000 13:39 -0400
From: bugzilla@redhat.com
To: redhat-watch-list@redhat.com
Subject: [RHSA-2000:050-01] mopd-linux buffer overflow

                   Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory

Synopsis:          mopd-linux buffer overflow
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2000:050-01
Issue date:        2000-08-08
Updated on:        2000-08-08
Product:           Red Hat Powertools
Keywords:          N/A
Cross references:  N/A

1. Topic:

A buffer overflow has been discovered in all releases of mopd-linux included in the 6.0, 6.1, and 6.2 releases of Powertools.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Powertools 6.0 - i386, alpha, sparc
Red Hat Powertools 6.1 - i386, alpha, sparc
Red Hat Powertools 6.2 - i386, alpha, sparc

3. Problem description:

This vulnerability allows long file names to be sent from the client to the server, causing the buffer overflow.

The server also used filenames supplied from the client directly as a part of a format string in a syslog function call.

4. Solution:

For each RPM for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filename]

where filename is the name of the RPM.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla for more info):


6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Powertools 6.2:





7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name

10f887fdc317e26bf94259a9c05d6212 6.2/SRPMS/mopd-linux-2.5.3-15.src.rpm
2f6bc5399f035de67197ad2d3eb96c03 6.2/alpha/mopd-linux-2.5.3-15.alpha.rpm
e26174dae148d37dbfc78c306cd6daa5 6.2/i386/mopd-linux-2.5.3-15.i386.rpm
8f54499ea64372f17a5707d4615edddc 6.2/sparc/mopd-linux-2.5.3-15.sparc.rpm
These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security. Our key is available at:

You can verify each package with the following command:
rpm --checksig

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
rpm --checksig --nogpg

8. References:

Thanks to Matt Power for making us aware of this vulnerability.

Copyright(c) 2000 Red Hat, Inc.