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Gentoo: cvs Unauthorized access vulnerability  11 December 2003 
This release fixes a security issue with no known exploits that could cause previous versions of CVS to attempt to create files and directories in the filesystem root.
 
Gentoo: Kernel buffer overflow vulnerability leading to root  04 December 2003 
Lack of proper bounds checking exists in the do_brk() kernel function inLinux kernels prior to 2.4.23. This bug can be used to give a userlandprogram or malicious service access to the full kernel address space andgain root privileges. This issue is known to be exploitable.
 
Gentoo: Rsync heap overflow vulnerability  04 December 2003 
Rsync version 2.5.6 contains a vulnerability that can be used to runarbitrary code. The Gentoo infrastructure team has some reasonably goodforensic evidence that this exploit may have been used in combination withthe Linux kernel brk vulnerability (see GLSA 200312-02) to exploit arsync.gentoo.org rotation server (see GLSA-200312-01.)
 
Gentoo: phpSysInfo directory traversal  24 November 2003 
phpSysInfo contains two vulnerabilities which could allow local files to beread or arbitrary PHP code to be executed, under the privileges of the webserver process.
 
Gentoo: Libnids remote code execution  24 November 2003 
There is a bug in the part of libnids code responsible for TCP reassembly.The flaw probably allows remote code execution.
 
Gentoo: Glibc buffer overrun vulnerability  24 November 2003 
A bug in the getgrouplist function can cause a buffer overflow if the size ofthe group list is too small to hold all the user's groups. This overflow cancause segmentation faults in user applications. This vulnerability existsonly when an administrator has placed a user in a number of groups largerthan that expected by an application.
 
Gentoo: Etherial multiple vulnerabilities  24 November 2003 
It may be possible to make Ethereal crash or run arbitrary code by injecting a purposefully malformed packet onto the wire, or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file.
 
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