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Slackware: Rsync heap overflow vulnerability  04 December 2003 
A security problem which may lead to unauthorized machine accessor code execution has been fixed by upgrading to rsync-2.5.7.This problem only affects machines running rsync in daemon mode,and is easier to exploit if the non-default option "use chroot = no"is used in the /etc/rsyncd.conf config file.
 
Slackware: Kernal buffer overflow leading to root  03 December 2003 
New kernels are available for Slackware 9.1 and -current. Thesehave been upgraded to Linux kernel version 2.4.23, which fixes abug in the kernel's do_brk() function that could be exploited togain root privileges.
 
Slackware: apache multiple vulnerabilities  04 November 2003 
These updates fix local vulnerabilities that could allow userswho can create or edit Apache config files to gain additionalprivileges.
 
Slackware: fetchmail denial of service vulnerability  28 October 2003 
These fix a vulnerability where a speciallycrafted email could crash fetchmail, preventing the user fromdownloading or forwarding their email.
 
Slackware: gdm multiple vulnerabilities  28 October 2003 
These updates fix two vulnerabilities which could allow a localuser to crash or freeze gdm, preventing access to the machine until areboot.
 
Slackware: openssl denial of service vulnerability  01 October 2003 
These fix problems with ASN.1 parsing whichcould lead to a denial of service. It is not known whether theproblems could lead to the running of malicious code on theserver, but it has not been ruled out.
 
Slackware: 'openssh' PAM vulnerability  23 September 2003 
Upgraded OpenSSH 3.7.1p2 packages are available for Slackware 8.1,9.0 and -current. This fixes security problems with PAMauthentication. It also includes several code cleanups from SolarDesigner.
 
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