Red Hat Security Advisory: mopd-linux buffer overflowAug 09, 2000, 21:39 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2000 13:39 -0400
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
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
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.
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:
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.rpmThese packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security. Our key is available at:
You can verify each package with the following command:
If you only wish to verify that each package has not been
corrupted or tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the
Thanks to Matt Power for making us aware of this vulnerability.
Copyright(c) 2000 Red Hat, Inc.
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