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New version of amd fixes remove exploit  13 December 1999 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The version of amd that was distributed with Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 is vulnerable to a remote exploit. Passing a big directory name to amd its logging code would overflow a buffer which could be exploited. This has been fixed in version 23.0slink1.
 
New versions of cron fixes possible root exploit  13 December 1999 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Red Hat has recently released a Security Advisory (RHSA-1999:030-01) covering a reverse denial of service bug in the vixie cron package. As user you could restart sendmail even if the host should not receive mail through the SMTP port.
 
New versions of epic4 fixes possible DoS vulnerability  13 December 1999 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
We have received a report from the author of epic4 covering a denial of service vulnerability. All versions of epic4 between version pre1.034 (including) and version pre2.004-19990718 (excluding) are vulnerable. They contain code which makes epic4 walk off of a string, causing the client to crash and possibly display arbitrary characters on the terminal.
 
New versions of trn fixes /tmp race  13 December 1999 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
All former versions of trn used a hardcoded filename in /tmp as temporary storage. If the file already exists as symbolic link to users files they will be overwritten.
 
New versions of man2html fixes postinst glitch  13 December 1999 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Former versions of man2html uses a static file in /tmp for writing. This can lead into overwriting system files if a malicious user has created a symbolic link to it before upgrading man2html.
 
Current versions of seyon may contain malicious code  13 December 1999 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
One year ago, we have received a report from SGI that a vulnerability has been discovered in the seyon program which can lead to a root compromise. Any user who can execute the seyon program can exploit this vulnerability.
 
New versions of smtp-refuser fixes security hole  13 December 1999 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
This bug was experienced in May 1999 but wasn't reported on this channel yet. Former versions of the smtp-refuser package came with unchecked logging facility to /tmp/log. This allowed deleting arbitrary, root-owned files by any user who has write access to /tmp
 
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