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Updated i386 package for sendmail  13 December 1999 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The version of sendmail that was listed in the earlier advisory today was compiled with the wrong version of libc. This has been corrected in version 8.9.3-3slink1.0.1 .
 
New version of sendmail released  13 December 1999 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The version of sendmail that was distributed with Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 has a slight problem in the code to regenerate the aliases database. Sendmail allowed any user to run sendmail with the -bi option to (re)initialize the aliases database. The user could then interrupt sendmail and leave the system with a broken aliases database.
 
New version of dump released.  13 December 1999 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The version of dump that was distributed with Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 suffers from a problem with restoring symbolic links.
 
New version of bind released  13 December 1999 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The version bind that was distributed in Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 has a vulnerability in the processing of NXT records that can be used by an attacked in a Debian of Service attack or theoretically be exploited to gain access to the server.
 
New version of nfs-server fixes remote exploit  13 December 1999 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The version of nfs-server that was distributed in Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 had a buffer overflow in fh_buildpath(). It assumed that the total length of a path would never exceed (PATH_MAX_NAME_MAX). With a read/write exported directory people could created longes path and cause a bufferoverflow.
 
New version of proftpd fixes remote exploits  13 December 1999 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The proftpd version that was distributed in Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 had several buffer overruns that could be exploited by remote attackers. A short list of problems: * user input was used in snprintf() without sufficient checks * there was an overflow in the log_xfer() routine * you could overflow a buffer by using very long pathnames
 
New versions of lpr released  13 December 1999 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The version of lpr that was distributed with Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 suffers from a couple of problems: * there was a race in lpr that could be exploited by users to print files they can not normally read * lpd did not check permissions of queue-files. As a result by using the -s flag it could be tricked into printing files a user can otherwise not read
 
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