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Debian Security Advisory: mtr  09 March 2000 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The version of mtr as distributed in Debian GNU/Linux 2l1 (aka slink) did not drop root privileges correctly. While there are no known exploits it is conceivable that a weakness in gtk or ncurses could be used to exploit this.
 
Debian 2.1: nmh remote exploit  28 February 2000 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
nmh did not check incoming mail messages properly. This could be exploited byusing carefully designed MIME headers to trick mhshow into executing arbitrary shell code. [Found on LWN]
 
Debian 2.1: race condition present in make  21 February 2000 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The make package as shipped in Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 is vulnerable to arace condition that can be exploited with a symlink attack. make usedmktemp while creating temporary files in /tmp. and that is a knownpotential security hole, as documented in the man page of mktemp.
 
apcd: symlink attack in apcd  01 February 2000 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The apcd package as shipped in Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 is vulnerable to a symlink attack. If the apcd process gets a SIGUSR1 signal it will dump its status to /tmp/upsstat. However this file is not opened safely, which makes it a good target for a symlink attack. This has been fixed in version 0.6a.nr-4slink1. We recommend you upgrade your apcd package immediately.
 
Deb: Root compromise in ftpwatch  12 January 2000 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
This vulnerability exists in all distributed versions of the ftpwatch package. We recommend that you remove ftpwatch package until a corrected version is released.
 
Deb: buffer overflows in bootpd and ftp  12 January 2000 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Vulnerabilities have been found in the bootpd and ftp programs.
 
Deb: Buffer overflow in some ftp servers  12 January 2000 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The wu-ftpd-academ and proftpd packages distributed in Debian GNU/Linux 2.0 (hamm) are vulnerable to a buffer overflow. It is possible to gain shell access to the machine, and we recommend upgrading these packages immediately.
 
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