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Debian: 'samba' remote file append/creation vulnerability  23 June 2001 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Samba can be tricked into appending any data he wants to all files on the filesystem which samba can write to under certain circumstances.
 
Debian: 'fetchmail' buffer overflow vulnerability  18 June 2001 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Wolfram Kleff found a problem in fetchmail: it would crash whenprocessing emails with extremely long headers. The problem wasa buffer overflow in the header parser which could be exploited.
 
Debian: 'rxvt' buffer overflow vulnerability  18 June 2001 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Since rxvt is installed sgid utmp an attacker could use thisto gain utmp which would allow him to modify the utmp file.
 
Debian: 'gnupg' multiple vulnerabilities  18 June 2001 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
A printf format string attack and "web of trust" pollution vulnerabilities have been fixed.
 
Debian: 'xinetd' multiple vulnerabilities  18 June 2001 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
A buffer overflow condition and insecure umask mode vulnerabilities have been fixed.
 
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.
 
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