Mandrake Linux Advisory: BitchXJun 18, 2003, 03:59 (0 Talkback[s])
Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
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.
Mandrake Linux 9.0:
Mandrake Linux 9.1:
Mandrake Linux 9.1/PPC:
Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):
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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>
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Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to update.
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