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Debian: 'glibc' Buffer overflow vulnerability  13 January 2002 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
A buffer overflow has been found in the globbing code for glibc.This code which is used to glob patterns for filenames and iscommonly used in applications like shells and FTP servers.
 
Debian: 'gzip' Potential buffer overflow  13 January 2002 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
GOBBLES found a buffer overflow in gzip that occurs when compressingfiles with really long filenames. Even though GOBBLES claims to havedeveloped an exploit to take advantage of this bug, it has been saidby others that this problem is not likely to be exploitable as othersecurity incidents.
 
Debian: 'XChat' Remote session hijacking vulnerability  13 January 2002 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
It is possible to trick XChat IRC clients into sending arbitrarycommands to the IRC server they are on, potentially allowing socialengineering attacks, channel takeovers, and denial of service.
 
Debian: 'libgtop' Remote nobody exploit  08 January 2002 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
libgtop_daemon runs as user nobody both bugs could be usedto gain access as the nobody user to a system running libgtop_daemon.
 
Debian: UPDATE: 'mutt' buffer overflow  04 January 2002 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The sparc binary for the mutt security fix described in DSA-096-1is now available.
 
Debian: 'exim' Uncontrolled program execution  04 January 2002 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The bug's effect is that, instead of obeying the correctpipe command, a broken Exim runs the command encoded in the local partof the address.
 
Debian: 'mutt' buffer overflow vulnerability  02 January 2002 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Joost Pol found a buffer overflow in the address handling code ofmutt (a popular mail user agent). Even though this is a one byteoverflow this is exploitable.
 
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