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Mandrake: 'tmpwatch' vulnerability Print E-mail
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Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Mandrake Previous versions of tmpwatch contained a local denial of service and root exploits.

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                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
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Package name:           tmpwatch
Date:                   October 7th, 2000
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2000:056

Affected versions:      6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1
________________________________________________________________________

Problem Description:

 Previous versions of tmpwatch contained a local denial of service and
 root exploits.  This is due to using the fork() command to recursively
 process subdirectories which would allow a local user to perform a
 denial of service attack.
________________________________________________________________________

Please verify these md5 checksums of the updates prior to upgrading to
ensure the integrity of the downloaded package.  You can do this by
running the md5sum program on the downloaded package by using
"md5sum package.rpm".

Linux-Mandrake 6.0:
d6e7442f4c3a9af30e9158e7ae9ecf72  6.0/RPMS/tmpwatch-2.6.2-1mdk.i586.rpm
93541933fc92134a4954db3decbe2b31  6.0/SRPMS/tmpwatch-2.6.2-1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 6.1:
04b86f78b1bf908219c5ddc94767c7a8  6.1/RPMS/tmpwatch-2.6.2-1mdk.i586.rpm
93541933fc92134a4954db3decbe2b31  6.1/SRPMS/tmpwatch-2.6.2-1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
07267b2907b9e9454a967c4323b17f17  7.0/RPMS/tmpwatch-2.6.2-1mdk.i586.rpm
93541933fc92134a4954db3decbe2b31  7.0/SRPMS/tmpwatch-2.6.2-1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
04e2717f14f0b4f8f991ea9cc0926b2e  7.1/RPMS/tmpwatch-2.6.2-1mdk.i586.rpm
93541933fc92134a4954db3decbe2b31  7.1/SRPMS/tmpwatch-2.6.2-1mdk.src.rpm
________________________________________________________________________

To upgrade automatically, use « MandrakeUpdate ».  

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one 
of our FTP server mirrors and uprade with "rpm -Uvh package_name".  

You can download the updates directly from:
   ftp://ftp.linux.tucows.com/pub/distributions/Mandrake/Mandrake/updates
   ftp://ftp.free.fr/pub/Distributions_Linux/Mandrake/updates

Or try one of the other mirrors listed at:

   http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/ftp.php3.  

Updated packages are available in the "updates/[ver]/RPMS/" directory.  
For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM package for
Linux-Mandrake 7.1, look for it in "updates/7.1/RPMS/".  Updated source
RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not need to download
them.

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to 
update, so if you want an immediate upgrade, please use one of the two 
above-listed mirrors.

You can view other security advisories for Linux-Mandrake at:

   http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security@linux-mandrake.com
________________________________________________________________________

Linux-Mandrake has two security-related mailing list services that 
anyone can subscribe to:

security-announce@linux-mandrake.com

  Linux-Mandrake's security announcements mailing list.  Only 
  announcements are sent to this list and it is read-only.

security-discuss@linux-mandrake.com

  Linux-Mandrake's security discussion mailing list.  This list is open
  to anyone to discuss Linux-Mandrake security specifically and Linux
  security in general.

To subscribe to either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "subscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To remove yourself from either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "unsubscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To get more information on either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "info [listname]" in the body of the message.

Optionally, you can use the web interface to subscribe to or unsubscribe
from either list:

   http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/flists.php3#security
________________________________________________________________________

Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team 
  <security@linux-mandrake.com>


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