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New version of nis released  13 December 1999 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The nis package that was distributed with Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 has a couple of problems: * ypserv allowed any machine in the NIS domain to insert new tables * rpc.yppasswd had a bufferoverflow in its MD5 code * rpc.yppasswd allowed users to change the GECOS and loginshell entries of other users
 
New version of amd fixes remote exploit, take 2  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. This was fixed in version 23.0slink1. However that fix contained an error which has been fixed in version upl102-23.slink2.
 
New version of mirror fixes remote exploit  13 December 1999 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
We have received reports that the version of mirror as distributed in Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 could be remotely exploited. When mirroring a remote site the remote site could use filename-constructions like " .." that would case mirror to work one level above the target directory for the mirrored files.
 
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.
 
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