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Mandrake Linux Advisory: BitchX

Jun 18, 2003, 03:59 (0 Talkback[s])

Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name: BitchX
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2003:069
Date: June 17th, 2003
Affected versions: 9.0, 9.1

Problem Description:

A Denial Of Service (DoS) vulnerability was discovered in BitchX that would allow a remote attacker to crash BitchX by changing certain channel modes. This vulnerability has been fixed in CVS and patched in the released updates.



Updated Packages:

Mandrake Linux 9.0:
f7a5912371b9448aaac7dd07c07228db 9.0/RPMS/BitchX-1.0-0.c19.3.1mdk.i586.rpm
eccf1c1bc8a462301a6b2ef5e28c6bb1 9.0/SRPMS/BitchX-1.0-0.c19.3.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 9.1:
53da858527f6a86605cd6f174d755b9e 9.1/RPMS/BitchX-1.0-0.c19.4.1mdk.i586.rpm
c6ab39e1df8edf246cc00eef76079bfe 9.1/SRPMS/BitchX-1.0-0.c19.4.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 9.1/PPC:
bea7910e9e469719de2f5add64c82b16 ppc/9.1/RPMS/BitchX-1.0-0.c19.4.1mdk.ppc.rpm
c6ab39e1df8edf246cc00eef76079bfe ppc/9.1/SRPMS/BitchX-1.0-0.c19.4.1mdk.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 <filename>

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 update.

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 visiting:


If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact


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

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