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Mandrake: 'emacs' vulnerability Print E-mail
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Mandrake A vulnerability exists in Emacs 20.6 and prior that allows any user on a multiuser system to eavesdrop on, or forge responses to, an Emacs client.

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                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
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Package name:           emacs
Date:                   December 31st, 2000
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2000:088

Affected versions:      6.0, 6.1, 7.0
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Problem Description:

 A vulnerability exists in Emacs 20.6 and prior that allows any user on
 a multiuser system to eavesdrop on, or forge responses to, an Emacs
 client.  The vulnerability stems from Emacs' failure to properly set
 permissions for slave PTY devices.
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Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:
  rpm --checksig package.rpm
You can get the GPG public key of the Linux-Mandrake Security Team at
   http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/RPM-GPG-KEYS
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG
signature is performed automatically for you.

Linux-Mandrake 6.0:
9d53a902aaf0b2ab69927d15a9933acd  6.0/RPMS/emacs-20.6-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
e8ae9cbfd3b9bd96bee524f52359d1f3  6.0/RPMS/emacs-el-20.6-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
83c830ac5467f611237ba5e183eebb56  6.0/RPMS/emacs-leim-20.6-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
a2f5b39d8ee04e4ac664989dacdff5e4  6.0/RPMS/emacs-nox-20.6-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
3c2664f80ccaeb7e85a89fc3920c5887  6.0/RPMS/emacs-X11-20.6-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
710a849a5fa9b52a8c30ed0a86705d9e  6.0/SRPMS/emacs-20.6-8.1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 6.1:
4fb0c48430873347a71fae4fbac39d48  6.1/RPMS/emacs-20.6-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
eb1ec6fcef2703ba8ed825a97f8233b2  6.1/RPMS/emacs-el-20.6-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
dae51c47102cb3526654d2064d5ab860  6.1/RPMS/emacs-leim-20.6-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
d6932030d2a37e757e7194626e89941c  6.1/RPMS/emacs-nox-20.6-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
18cf4174338d31d07fe88dd9ae5618da  6.1/RPMS/emacs-X11-20.6-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
710a849a5fa9b52a8c30ed0a86705d9e  6.1/SRPMS/emacs-20.6-8.1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
2e2f0f630c492ceeec64d176c3c71c4a  7.0/RPMS/emacs-20.6-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
e9c5cb445f863d6a2393e67c8bdecc4d  7.0/RPMS/emacs-el-20.6-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
c0d94ad3a670e28b833619283f0d0826  7.0/RPMS/emacs-leim-20.6-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
69750c8e1373e7837910bd2edac24aea  7.0/RPMS/emacs-nox-20.6-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
537601d9abb483f28050695e7cae7010  7.0/RPMS/emacs-X11-20.6-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
710a849a5fa9b52a8c30ed0a86705d9e  7.0/SRPMS/emacs-20.6-8.1mdk.src.rpm
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To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.

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

You can download the updates directly from one of the mirror sites
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 7.2, look for it in "updates/7.2/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.

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
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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
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