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Debian: 'man-db' symlink attack vulnerability  12 June 2001 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Luki R. reported a bug in man-db: it did handle nested calls ofdrop_effective_privs() and regain_effective_privs() correctly whichwould cause it to regain privileges to early. This could be abusedto make man create files as user man.
 
Debian: 'exim' remote format string attack  12 June 2001 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Megyer Laszlo found a printf format bug in the exim mail transferagent. The code that checks the header syntax of an email logsan error without protecting itself against printf format attacks.
 
Debian: 'samba' vulnerability  09 May 2001 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Marc Jacobsen from HP discovered that the security fixes from samba 2.0.8 did not fully fix the /tmp symlink attack problem. The samba team released version 2.0.9 to fix that, and those fixes have been added to version 2.0.7-3.3 of the Debian samba packages.
 
Debian: 'gftp' vulnerability  08 May 2001 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The gftp package as distributed with Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 has a problem in its logging code.
 
Debian: 'man-db' vulnerabilities  08 May 2001 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Ethan Benson found a bug in man-db packages as distributed in Debian/GNU/Linux 2.2.
 
Debian: 'zope' remote vulnerability  07 May 2001 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
A new Zope hotfix has been released which fixes a problem in ZClasses.
 
Debian: 'cron' vulnerability  07 May 2001 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
A recent (fall 2000) security fix to cron introduced an error in giving up privileges before invoking the editor. A malicious user could easily gain root access.
 
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