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Debian: remote root exploit  23 June 2000 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The version of wu-ftpd distributed in Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 (a.k.a. slink), as well as in the frozen (potato) and unstable (woody) distributions, is vulnerable to a remote root compromise.
 
Debian: splitvt local root exploit  05 June 2000 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The version of splitvt distributed in Debian GNU/Linux 2.1, the frozen (potato) and unstable (woody) distributions, is vulnerable to a local buffer overflow.
 
Debian: mailx local exploit  05 June 2000 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The version of mailx distributed in Debian GNU/Linux 2.1, the frozen (potato) and unstable (woody) distributions is vulnerable to a local buffer overflow.
 
Debian 2.1: majordomo vulnerability  03 June 2000 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Any local user can trick majordomo into executing arbitrary code or to create or write files as the majordomo user anywhere on the filesystem.
 
Debian Security Advisory: mtr  09 March 2000 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The version of mtr as distributed in Debian GNU/Linux 2l1 (aka slink) did not drop root privileges correctly. While there are no known exploits it is conceivable that a weakness in gtk or ncurses could be used to exploit this.
 
Debian 2.1: nmh remote exploit  28 February 2000 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
nmh did not check incoming mail messages properly. This could be exploited byusing carefully designed MIME headers to trick mhshow into executing arbitrary shell code. [Found on LWN]
 
Debian 2.1: race condition present in make  21 February 2000 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The make package as shipped in Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 is vulnerable to arace condition that can be exploited with a symlink attack. make usedmktemp while creating temporary files in /tmp. and that is a knownpotential security hole, as documented in the man page of mktemp.
 
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