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Mandrake Linux Advisory: Eterm

Apr 01, 2003, 17:47 (0 Talkback[s])


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           Eterm
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2003:040
Date:                   April 1st, 2003

Affected versions:      9.0

Problem Description:

 Digital Defense Inc. released a paper detailing insecurities in various 
 terminal emulators, including Eterm.  Many of the features supported by 
 these programs can be abused when untrusted data is displayed on the 
 screen.  This abuse can be anything from garbage data being displayed 
 to the screen or a system compromise.
 These issues are corrected in Eterm 0.9.2, which is already included in
 Mandrake Linux 9.1.


Updated Packages:
 Mandrake Linux 9.0:
 c0581145c8105bcbc734f547f4a86275  9.0/RPMS/libast1-0.5-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 d855d276f9d70c038a5994a78876fee5  9.0/RPMS/libast1-devel-0.5-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 a751b7970af94a7cba3fd5ed5eb71e72  9.0/RPMS/Eterm-0.9.2-2.1mdk.i586.rpm
 c652ca438722b31c53a590a502c3f03c  9.0/RPMS/Eterm-devel-0.9.2-2.1mdk.i586.rpm
 a0a0f9b21f7bd64e26a51dfc7a267c3f  9.0/SRPMS/libast-0.5-1.1mdk.src.rpm
 90ae935151ce81306fb671e1aafa0a58  9.0/SRPMS/Eterm-0.9.2-2.1mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):

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

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".  A list of
FTP mirrors can be obtained from:


Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:

  rpm --checksig 

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team from:


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

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:


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


If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact


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