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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
 
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 
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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 
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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.
 
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