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Debian: 'netscape' vulnerability  24 April 2001 
Posted by Team   
Florian Wesch has discovered a problem (reported to bugtraq) with the way how Netscape handles comments in GIF files.
Debian: 'sendfile' vulnerability  19 April 2001 
Posted by Team   
Colin Phipps and Daniel Kobras discovered and fixed several seriousbugs in the saft daemon `sendfiled' which caused it to drop privilegesincorrectly. Exploiting this a local user can easily make it executearbitrary code under root privileges.
Debian: [UPDATED] 'samba' vulnerabilities  19 April 2001 
Posted by Team   
The updated samba packages that were mentioned in DSA-048-1 were unfortunately compiled incorrectly.
Debian: [UPDATED] 'exuberant-ctags' vulnerability  19 April 2001 
Posted by Team   
Colin Phipps discovered that the exuberant-ctags packages as distributed with Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 creates temporary files insecurely. The updated exuberant-ctags that was mentioned in DSA-046-1 was unfortunately compiled incorrectly.
Debian: 'cfingerd' vulnerability  19 April 2001 
Posted by Team   
Megyer Laszlo report on Bugtraq that the cfingerd Debian as distributed with Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 was not careful in its logging code.
Debian: 'samba' symlink attack  17 April 2001 
Posted by Team   
samba sometimes does not create temporary files safely which may result in a symlink attack.
Debian: kernel vulnerabilities  15 April 2001 
Posted by Team   
The kernels used in Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 have been found to havemultiple security problems. This is a list of problems basedon the 2.2.19 release notes as found on
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