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Security hole in INN  08 December 1999 
inews, which is used to send Usenet articles to the local news server, doesn't perform sufficient bounce checking on static buffers.
 
Security hole in cron  08 December 1999 
Three security threats were found in the vixie crond, which is shipped with SuSE Linux. 1) no boundchecking on a local buffer, while copying data from MAILTO 2) passing invalid options to sendmail 3) it doesn't drop root privileges while sending acknowledge mail to a user
 
Security hole in rsync  08 December 1999 
The security breach occurs when you try to transfer an empty directory into a non-existent directory. In that case rsync sets the permissions of the working directory to those of the empty directory; this means, that the permissions of your home directory are changed to the file access mode of the empty directory if you do a remote rsync by using ssh/rsh.
 
Security hole in netcfg  08 December 1999 
The way in.identd is started by inetd from a standard /etc/inetd.conf on a SuSE Linux distribution may be exploited to mount a Denial-of-Service attack against the system. When inetd starts in.identd with the "wait" flag and the "-w -t120" options, the in.identd will start to listen on the well known port while inetd deactivates its own listener for the time in.identd is alive.
 
Security hole in trn  08 December 1999 
The news reader trn uses a hardcoded temporary file, which resides in /tmp.
 
Security hole in termcap  08 December 1999 
A buffer overflow has been found in libtermcap's tgetent() function. If a setuid root program uses this function, the user could execute arbitrary code. SuSE Linux 6.0, 6.1 and 6.2 are not affected, since the only program using libtermcap is bc. This program is not setuid root.
 
Security hole in i4l (xmonisdn)  08 December 1999 
xmonisdn which is part of the i4l package is installed setuid root by default. To control and display the status of the ISDN network connections xmonisdn uses external programs, which are executed by the system() systemcall, without taking care of a safe environment. The problem arises by old libc, that don't overwrite the IFS environment variable.
 
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