TurboLinux Security Announcement: Packages: sysklogd-1.3.31-5 and earlierSep 19, 2000, 06:18 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Beyer)
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2000 20:36:57 -0700
TurboLinux Security Announcement Packages: sysklogd-1.3.31-5 and earlier Date: Monday September 18 20:25 PDT 2000 Affected TurboLinux versions: 6.0.5 and earlier TurboLinux Advisory ID#: TLSA2000022-2
A security hole was discovered in the package mentioned above. Please update the package in your installation as soon as possible.
1. Problem Summary
Various vulnerabilities exist in syslogd/klogd. By exploiting these vulnerabilities, it could be possible for local users to gain root access.
Can allow root access to local users.
3. Thanks Thanks to Jouko Pynnönen for finding the bugs and to Solar Designer and to Martin Schulze.
Update the package from our ftp server by running the following command:
rpm -Uvh --nodeps --Force ftp_path_to_filename
Where ftp_path_to_filename is the following:
The source RPM can be downloaded here:
**Note: You must rebuild and install the RPM if you choose to download and install the SRPM. Simply installing the SRPM alone WILL NOT CLOSE THE SECURITY HOLE.
Please verify the MD5 checksums of the updates before you install:
MD5 sum Package Name
a0d9caa3476cacd8691fa674ceedb1ce sysklogd-1.3.31-6.i386.rpm 572302711375c6bb0b6e36c388fd9cc5 sysklogd-1.3.31-6.src.rpm
These packages are GPG signed by Turbolinux for security. Our key is available here:
To verify a package, use the following command:
rpm --checksig name_of_rpm
To examine only the md5sum, use the following command:
rpm --checksig --nogpg name_of_rpm
**Note: Checking GPG keys requires RPM 3.0 or higher.
You can find more updates on our ftp server:
for TL6.0 Workstation and Server security updates
Our webpage for security announcements:
If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact: