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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
 
New versions of termcap-compat fixes buffer overflow  13 December 1999 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
We have received a report that former versions of libtermcap contained an exploitable buffer overflow. Debian itself is not exploitable by this bug since termcap was abandoned in favour of terminfo long ago. However, if you have compiled your own programs using termcap or have installed third party programs that depend on libtermcap and run as root they are exploitable.
 
New versions of rsync fixes security hole  13 December 1999 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
This is an old report from May 1999 but it wasn't reported on this channel yet.
 
new version isdnutils fixes exploitable xmonisdn  13 December 1999 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
We have received reports that the version of xmonisdn as distributed in the isndutils package from Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 has a security problem.
 
New versions of cfingerd fixes root exploit  13 December 1999 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
We have received a report that the all versions of cfingerd prior to 1.4.0 and 1.3.2-18.1 are vulnerable to a root exploit - as posted on bugtraq.
 
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