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SuSE Security Advisory: all Linux distributions using cdwtools

Date: 20 Oct 1999 13:45:07 +0200
From: “Thomas Biege” [email protected]


SuSE Security Announcement

Package: cdwtools < 093
Date: Wed Oct 20 13:04:19 CEST 1999
Affected: all Linux distributions using cdwtools


A security hole was discovered in the package mentioned above.
Please update as soon as possible or disable the service if you are
using this software on your SuSE Linux installation(s).

Other Linux distributions or operating systems might be affected
as well, please contact your vendor for information about this
issue.

Please note, that that we provide this information on as “as-is”
basis only. There is no warranty whatsoever and no liability for
any direct, indirect or incidental damage arising from this
information or the installation of the update package.


1. Problem Description

The cdwtools package is a frontend for various programs used to
create CDs.
Several buffer overflows and /tmp vulnerabilities exist in the
cdwtools package.
Thanks to Brock Tellier bringing this problem to our attention.

2. Impact

Everyone having the cdwtools package installed and SuSE
configured for “easy” security setting (which is the default) are
vulnerable to a local root compromise.

3. Solution

Update the cdwtools package. See below.


Here are the md5 checksums of the upgrade packages, please
verify these before installing the new packages:

1d71866d165c7f5f1b84565313b02ea5  cdwtools-0.93-101.i386.rpm  (6.1/x86)
53c3d210034cf8abb140977c8d5deb69  cdwtools-0.93-100.i386.rpm  (6.2/x86)
74a493d82128566836cd3953ea23da82  cdwtools-0.93-101.alpha.rpm (6.1/AXP)

You will find the update on our ftp-Server:


ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.1/ap1/cdwtools-0.93-101.i386.rpm


ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.2/ap1/cdwtools-0.93-100.i386.rpm


ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.1/ap1/cdwtools-0.93-101.alpha.rpm

Webpage for patches:
http://www.suse.de/patches/index.html

or try the following web pages for a list of mirrors:
http://www.suse.de/ftp.html
http://www.suse.com/ftp_new.html


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