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Debian: 'nvi' format string vulnerability  21 October 2001 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
When a filename is saved, it ought to get displayed on the screen.The routine handling this didn't escape format strings.
 
Debian: 'gftp' unauthorized information retrieval  19 October 2001 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Version 2.0.6a of gftp displays thepassword in plain text on the screen within the log window when it islogging into an ftp server.
 
Debian: 'procmail' unsafe signal handling  18 October 2001 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Using older versions of procmail it was possible to make procmail crash by sending it signals. On systems where procmail is installed setuid this could be exploited to obtain unauthorized privileges.
 
Debian: 'xvt' buffer overflow  18 October 2001 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Christophe Bailleux reported on bugtraq that Xvt is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in its argument handling.
 
Debian: 'w3m' buffer overflow  18 October 2001 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
In SNS Advisory No. 32 a buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in the routine which parses MIME headers that are returned from web servers. A malicious web server administrator could exploit this and let the client web browser execute arbitrary code.
 
Debian: 'htdig' unauthorized gathering of data  17 October 2001 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Using former versions of ht://Dig it was able to pass the parameter `-c' to the cgi program in order to use a different configuration file.
 
Debian: 'uucp' vulnerability  24 September 2001 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
zen-parse has found a problem with Taylor UUCP as distributed with many GNU/Linux distributions.
 
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