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TurboLinux Security Announcement: ysklogd-1.3.31-5 and earlier

Dec 19, 2000, 21:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Beyer)

Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2000 20:36:57 -0700
From: Kevin Beyer kbeyer@TURBOLINUX.COM
Subject: [TL-Security-Announce] sysklogd TLSA2000022-2

                        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.

2. Impact

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.

4. Solution

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:

ftp://ftp.turbolinux.com/pub/updates/6.0/security/ for TL6.0 Workstation and Server security updates
ftp://ftp.turbolinux.com/pub/updates/4.0/security/ for TL4.0 Workstation and Server security updates

Our webpage for security announcements:


If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact: